Rhinobatos schlegelii

(Müller & Henle, 1841)

Yellow guitarfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

Image of the original description

Rhinobatos schlegelii (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobates shelgli, Rhinobatis schlegelii, Rhinobatos cf. schlegelii, Rhinobatos formosensis, Rhinobatos schlegeli, Rhinobatos schlegelli, Rhinobatus formosensis, Rhinobatus natalensis, Rhinobatus schlegel, Rhinobatus schlegeli, Rhinobatus schlegelii, Rhinobatus (Rhinobatus) schlegelii

Rhinobatos schlegelii
Lectotype: RMNH: D2680 Paralectotype: BMNH: ?; RMNH: D2685 RMNH: D2686 RMNH: D2687 RMNH: 4225 RMNH: D2681 RMNH: D2689 RMNH: D2684
Rhinobatos formosensis
Syntype: BMNH: 1862.12.6.69; BMNH: 1862.12.6.70;
Rhinobatus natalensis
Holotype: ANSP: 53041;

Description :

Citation: Rhinobatos schlegelii (Müller & Henle, 1841): 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
deu \(T\) Geigenrochen, eng Beaked guitar fish, eng Brown guitarfish, eng Guitarfish, eng Sand shark, eng Sand skate shark, eng Shovelnose, eng Yellow guitarfish

Western Pacific: Korea to Australia. Records from India and Oman may not be this species. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

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]. Found on sandy-mud bottoms. Feeds on small benthic animals[17641]

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 637))

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 200 m [20218]

shark-references Species-ID=5977;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Acanthobothrium southwelli Subhapradha, 1955 [16423] [16175] [28741]
  • Echeneibothrium filamentosum Subhapradha, 1955 [16423]
  • Orectolobicestus chiloscylli (Subhapradha, 1955) Ruhnke, Caira & Carpenter, 2006 [7406]
  • Phyllobothrium biacetabulum Yamaguti, 1960 [16443]
  • Scyphophyllidium chiloscyllii (Subhapradha, 1955) [16423] [16443]
  • Stillabothrium biacetabulatum (Yamaguti, 1960) [30721]

  • Anisakis simplex (Rudolphi, 1809) [21235]
  • Mawsonascaris australis (Johnston & Mawson, 1943) [26729]
  • Raphidascaris trichiuri (Yin & Zhang, 1983) [21235]