Acroteriobatus variegatus

(NAIR & LAL MOHAN, 1973)

Stripenose guitarfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
NAIR, R.V. & LAL MOHAN, R.S. (1973)
On a new deep sea skate, Rhinobatos variegatus, with notes on the deep sea sharks Halaelurus bispidus, Eridacnis radcliffei and Eugaleus omanensis from the Gulf of Mannar. Senckenbergiana Biologica, 54 (1/3): 71–80, 4 fig.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Glaucostegus variegatus, Rhinobatos variegatus, Rhinobatos (Acroteriobatus) variegatus

Acroteriobatus variegatus

Rhinobatos variegatus
Holotype: FMRI: F.176

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Citation: Acroteriobatus variegatus (NAIR & LAL MOHAN, 1973): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2017

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Common names
eng Stripenose guitarfish, eng Variegated shovelnose guitarfish

Indian Ocean: Gulf of Mannar, India.

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].

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 366 - 366 m [20069]