Rhinobatos albomaculatus

Norman, 1930

White-spotted guitarfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Norman, J.R. (1930)
A new ray of the genus Rhinobatus from the Gold Coast. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 10), 6(32), 226–228

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatus albomaculatus, Rhynchobatus albomaculatus

Rhinobatos albomaculatus
Holotype: BMNH: 1930.3.24.2;

Description :

Citation: Rhinobatos albomaculatus Norman, 1930: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2024

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Common names
spa Guitarra pecosa, fra \(T\) Poisson-guitare à lunaires, eng White-spotted guitarfish, eng Whitespotted guitarfish, por Viola, por Viola-malhada

Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea to Angola. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus

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]. Feeds on fish and shrimps [20216].

Size / Weight / Age
75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6497))

demersal; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 35 m

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