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    • Rhinobatidae
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    • Rayas guitarra
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Recent observations

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Thornback Guitarfish Platyrhinoidis triseriata

Observer

sharksteward

Date

April 16, 2016

Description

Thornback ray caught and released,male, measured 27 inches, as part of icthyology course at University of San Francisco. McNears Beach County Park Pier.

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What

Shovelnose Guitarfish Rhinobatos productus

Observer

jmorton

Date

April 16, 2016 08:21 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Thornback Guitarfish Platyrhinoidis triseriata

Observer

biosam

Date

March 20, 2016 02:07 PM PDT

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White-spotted Guitarfish Rhynchobatus australiae

Observer

aeolid

Date

December 22, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This is an old photo that I came across checking my shark and ray photo collection. I think it is Rhynchobatus australiae (White spotted Guitarfish). This guy is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It used to be a reliable photo opportunity.

In 2011, Queensland Museum, hosting one of the world leading fish experts, published 'Wild Guide to Moreton Bay and Adjacent coasts, Vol. 1.' Can someone please double-check page 177. It seems to show the same fish but identified as Rhynchobatus laevis (Smoothnose Wedgefish)- a species probably not at home in Eastern Australia.

I simply can't believe that a Vulnerable Species is misidentified by a taxonomic expert, even if he works at Queensland Museum. Just wondering what the story might be.

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Halavi's Guitarfish Glaucostegus halavi

Observer

jujurenoult

Date

April 28, 2015

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What

Giant Guitarfish Rhynchobatus djiddensis

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

February 12, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

It was a big guy (about 2m long) gently lying on the sandy bottom, just next to the ledge-shaped reef. We spent about ten minutes there, keeping a good distance to avoid disturbance. Yet, remoras stalked it :-)

Note the widely spotted back - sometimes spots are only concentrated along the flanks.

Pic taken in the context of project Green Bubbles, H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 643712.

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Shovelnose Guitarfish Rhinobatos productus

Observer

gcsnelling

Date

June 18, 2014 02:08 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Shovelnose Guitarfish Rhinobatos productus

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jaykeller

Date

November 8, 2015 10:43 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Shovelnose Guitarfish Rhinobatos productus

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finatic

Date

November 8, 2015 09:42 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Orange County, California, US

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What

Giant Guitarfish Rhynchobatus djiddensis

Observer

stefanovet

Date

November 26, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Shovelnose Guitarfish Rhinobatos productus

Observer

lemurdillo

Date

September 5, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

South Monastery Beach (Carmel River Beach) at about 18 ' depth.

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What

Shovelnose Guitarfish Rhinobatos productus

Date

November 8, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Description from Wikipedia

The guitarfish are a family, Rhinobatidae, of rays. The guitarfish are known for an elongated body with a flattened head and trunk and small ray like wings. The combined range of the various species is tropical, subtropical and temperate waters worldwide. They often travel in large schools.

No range data available.
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