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Rhina ancylostoma Bowmouth guitarfish


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lexID:
5536 
AphiaID:
217377 
Scientific:
Rhina ancylostoma 
German:
Rundkopf-Geigenrochen 
English:
Bowmouth Guitarfish 
Category:
Stingrays 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Rajiformes (Order) > Rhinobatidae (Family) > Rhina (Genus) > ancylostoma (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bahrain, Borneo (Kalimantan), China, Corea, East Africa, Egypt, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
3 - 90 Meter 
Size:
up to 118.11" (300 cm) 
Weight:
135 kg 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Big fish, Coralfish of all kind, Crabs, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Lobster, Rock lobster, Schrimps, Sepia 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-22 11:15:09 

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Rhina ancylostoma Bloch & Schneider1801

Rhina ancylostoma, also known as the bowmouth guitarfish, is a member of the order of Rajiformes, being related to skates and rays. It is the only member of the genus Rhina. Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific and West Pacific from East Africa, Red Sea to South Africa, Arabian Sea to Papua New Guinea, north to Japan, across northern Australia from Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia to New South Wales.

It is a large fish, growing up to 3 meter long and weighing up to 140 kilograms. The snout is round, and a spiny medialridge runs down the body with lesser lateral ridges and thorns over the eyes, on the back and shoulders. The jaws have undulating ridges of crushing teeth. It is white underneath and grey or brown above with many white spots on the body, fins and tail and black spots on the head. It is ovoviviparous. It does not have the distinctive ocelli of the giant guitarfish.

Known Synonyms :
Rhina anclyostoma (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Rhina ancylostomus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Rhina cyclostomus (Swainson, 1839)
Squatina ancyclostoma (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Neoselachii (Subclass) > Batoidea (Infraclass) > Rajiformes (Order) > Rhinobatidae (Family) > Rhininae (Subfamily) > Rhina (Genus) > Rhina ancylostoma (Species)




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