Rhinobatos jimbaranensis

Last, White & Fahmi, 2006

Jimbaran shovelnose ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Last, P.R. & White, W.T. & Fahmi (2006)
Rhinobatos jimbaranensis sp. nov. and R. penggali sp. nov., two new shovelnose rays (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from eastern Indonesia. Cybium, 30(3), 261–271

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatos cf. jimbaranensis

Rhinobatos jimbaranensis
Holotype: MZB: 12905; Paratype: CSIRO: H 5888-04; CSIRO: H 5873-04; CSIRO: H 5873-03; CSIRO: H 6202-01; CSIRO: H 5888-05;

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Citation: Rhinobatos jimbaranensis Last, White & Fahmi, 2006: 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 Jimbaran shovelnose ray

Short Description
This species is defined by the following set of adult characters: disc wedge-shaped, width 32-33% TL, length more than 1.3 (1.35-1.39) times width; snout moderately elongate, length 3.4-3.6 times interspiracular distance, 5-5.5 times interorbital width; orbit medium-sized, 1.5-1.6 times spiracle length; nostrils weakly oblique, length 1.3-1.4 times internarial distance; preoral length 7.7-8.1 times internarial distance; anterior nasal flaps penetrating slightly into internarial space, however, well separated at their insertion; posterior nasal flaps broad; spiracular folds 2, outermost fold only slightly taller than inner fold; ridges of rostral cartilage almost parallel, converging slightly anteriorly but not constricted medially; anterior cartilage sickle shaped, pointed posteriorly; distance between fifth gill slits 3.1-3.4 times in ventral head length; prebranchial sensory pore patch obvious, extending to first gill slit; postscapular sensory canal obscure, without exposed lateral pores, not grooved; thorn patches on supraorbit, scapular region, and dorsal midline rudimentary, inconspicuous; inner margin of pelvic-fin slightly shorter than its base; interdorsal distance more than 2.5 (2.8-3.1) times first dorsal-fin base; dorsal caudal margin about 2.1 times preventral margin; upper jaw with 62-77 tooth rows; post-synarcual centra 176-180; nasal lamellae more than 50 (51-55); dorsal fin not distinctly bicolored; white spots absent on dorsal disc (Ref. 72461).

Western Pacific: Indonesia.

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Size / Weight / Age
89.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 74367)); 99.4 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine

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