Platyrhinoidis triseriata (Ian Sayers, NOAA/SiMON)
Platyrhinoidis triseriata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
The thornback guitarfish, Platyrhinoidis triseriata, is a species of ray in the subfamily Platyrhininae of the family Rhinobatidae (some authors elevate the platyrhinids to full family status). It is the only member of the genus Platyrhinoidis. It is found in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitats are shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, estuarine waters, and intertidal marshes. Other common names include the banjo shark (not to be confused with the Australian banjo sharks, Trygonorrhina), California thornback, guitarfish, round skate, shovelnose, thornback ray, or thornback.
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