Rhinobatos irvinei

Norman, 1931

Spineback guitarfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Norman, J.R. (1931)
Four new fishes from the Gold Coast. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 10), 7(40), 352–359

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatus irvinei

Rhinobatos irvinei
Holotype: BMNH: 1930.8.26.3;

Description :

Citation: Rhinobatos irvinei Norman, 1931: 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
eng Spineback guitarfish

Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Namibia. Source: www.gbif.org

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
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6497))

demersal; marine

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