Rhinobatos holcorhynchus

Norman, 1922


Slender guitarfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Norman, J.R. (1922)
Three new fishes from Zululand and Natal, collected by Mr. H. W. Bell Marley; with additions to the fish fauna of Natal. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 9), 9(52), 318–322

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatus holcorhynchus

Types
Rhinobatos holcorhynchus
Holotype: BMNH: 1922.1.13.18


Description :


Citation: Rhinobatos holcorhynchus Norman, 1922: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2022

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Common names
eng Slender guitarfish

Short Description
A guitarfish with a narrow, sharply pointed snout and a narrow pectoral disc; nasal flaps extend only to the inner nostril edges [536]. Plain olive-green above, without spots; prominent black blotch on underside of snout [536].

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Kenya to Natal, South Africa. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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
127 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3919))

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 75 - 253 m [20053]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=5934;