Acroteriobatus salalah

RANDALL & COMPAGNO, 1995


Salalah guitarfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
RANDALL, J.E. & COMPAGNO, L.J.V. (1995)
A review of the guitarfishes of the genus Rhinobatos (Rajiformes: Rhinobatidae) from Oman, with description of a new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 43 (2): 289–298

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatos saladah, Rhinobatos salalah, Rhinobatos (Acroteriobatus) salalah

Types
Acroteriobatus salalah

Rhinobatos salalah
Holotype: BPBM: 36358;


Description :


Citation: Acroteriobatus salalah RANDALL & COMPAGNO, 1995: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2017

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Common names
eng Salalah guitarfish

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Oman. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733].

Size / Weight / Age
54.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3891])

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine