Rhinobatidae


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Related to Rhinobatidae: guitarfish, Shovelnose ray

Rhinobatidae

[‚rī·nō′bad·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The guitarfishes, a family of elasmobranchs in the batoid group.
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PLEURONECTIDAE Hypsopsetta guttulata Pleuronichthys ritteri Pleuronichthys coenosus POECILIDAE Gambusia affinis RHINOBATIDAE Rhinobatos productus SCIAENIDAE Seriphus politus SERRANIDAE Paralabrax clathratus Paralabrax maculatofasciatus Paralabrax nebulifer SYNGNATHIDAE Syngnathus leptorhynchus TOTAL FISH COLLECTED Family Common name 1986 1987 1988 1989 ALBULIDAE Bonefish (*) ATHERINOPSIDAE Topsmelt 1651 7 2611 3862 BLENNIIDAE Bay blenny 4 Rockpool blenny 1 Mussel blenny 1 1 BOTHIDAE California halibut 114 65 99 64 CARCHARHINDAE Gray smoothhound COTTIDAE Unid.
According to Gonzalez (2004), 47 species of 13 families of sharks, and 31 species of nine families of rays, were born in captivity, with only three registers for the Rhinobatidae family: Rhinobatos lentiginosus.
Las rayas de la familia Rhinobatidae, conocidas mundialmente como rayas guitarra y a nivel local como guitarrillas, se agrupan en cuatro generos, tres subgeneros y al menos 48 especies, y estan distribuidas en todos los mares tropicales y templados, desde aguas costeras y someras a profundidades hasta de 370 m (Compagno, 2005).