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Rhinobatos productus

Rhinobatos productus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Rajomorphii
Ordo: Rajiformes
Superfamilia: Rhinobatoidea
Familia: Rhinobatidae
Genus: Rhinobatos
Species: Rhinobatos productus


Rhinobatos productus, Ayres, 1854

Vernaculer names
English: Shovelnose guitarfish


The shovelnose guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus, is a ray that ranges from central California down to the Sea of Cortez. This species has had one documented case of an attack on a diver when a male guitarfish was interrupted during mating. Due to the tooth structure of the guitarfish, this attack could have resulted in a "gumming" at worst.
Shovelnose ray was first considered to be a shark because of its dorsal fin's shape.


* Márquez et al. (2005). Rhinobatos productus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is near threatened
* Rhinobatos productus (TSN 160818). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved on 24 January 2006.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2005). "Rhinobatos productus" in FishBase. August 2005 version.

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