Rhinobatos sainsburyi

Last, 2004

Goldeneye shovelnose
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Last, P.R. (2004)
Rhinobatos sainsburyi n. sp. and Aptychotrema timorensis n. sp. - two new shovelnose Rays (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from the Eastern Indian Ocean. Records of the Australian Museum, 56(2), 201–208

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Citation: Rhinobatos sainsburyi Last, 2004: 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 Goldeneye shovelnose, eng Goldeneye shovelnose ray

Short Description
This species is distinguished by the following characters: wedge-shaped disc, its dorsal surface scaled but no thorns; snout length 2.5-2.6 times interspiracular distance; orbit moderately large, diameter 1.6-1.9 times spiracle length; nostrils oblique, length 1.4-1.6 times internarial distance; anterior nasal-flaps inserted well into internarial space, but never almost united near ventral midline; posterior nasal flaps broad; ridges of rostral cartilage well-separated dorsally and almost parallel; prebranchial sensory-pore patch narrow, extending to first gill slit; distance between first gill slits 1.3-1.4 times distance between fifth gill slits; distance between fifth gill slits 2.5-2.9 times in ventral head length; postscapular sensory canal long, not grooved, extending more than three-quarters distance to pectoral-fin insertions; moderately tall dorsal-fins; pelvic-fin inner margin distinctly longer than its base in mature males, shorter than base in females; interdorsal distance more than 2.5 times first dorsal-fin base; outer spiracular fold distinctly larger than inner fold; dorsal margin of caudal fin about 2.0-2.2 times preventral margin; 162-171 post-synarcual vertebral centra; about 50 nasal lamellae; dorsal disc plain brownish or with faint dusky blotches or fine dark spots (Ref. 58070).

Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

This species is mostly collected at depths shallower than 150 m (Ref. 58070).

Size / Weight / Age
59.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 58070))

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 66 - 200 m (Ref. 58070), usually ? - 150 m (Ref. 58070)

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