Platyrhina sinensis

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Platyrhinidae

Reference of the original description
Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. (1801)
M.E. Blochii Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus ex illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit. J.G. Schneider, Saxo: 584 p., 110 pl.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Discobatus sinensis, Platyrhina cf. limboonkengi, Platyrhina limboonkengi, Platyrhina sinensis*, Rhina sinensis

Platyrhina sinensis
Neotype: ASIZB: 47094;
Platyrhina limboonkengi
Holotype: ZMUA: 280; Paratype: ZMUA: 281;
Platyrhina sinensis*
Syntype: MNHN: 1307; RMNH: D2696; RMNH: D2697;

Description :

Citation: Platyrhina sinensis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
eng Fanray, eng Thornback ray

Northwest Pacific: off Japan to Viet Nam. Source:

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]. Southern Japanese and East China Seas [17641]. Inhabits sandy areas in rocky regions [17641] in coastal waters.

Size / Weight / Age
68.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9903))

demersal; oceanodromous [17660]; marine

shark-references Species-ID=4858;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Merizocotyle sinensis Timofeeva, 1984 [17002]