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Rhinobatos austini  Ebert & Gon, 2017

Austin’s guitarfish
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rhinopristiformes (Shovelnose rays) > Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes) > Rhinobatinae
Etymology: Rhinobatos: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, batis, -idos = a ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335);  austini: Named for Austin Ebert (a 'flat' shark enthusiast), on the occasion of his graduation from the University of Southern California.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: from southern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa to north of Bazaruto Island, central Mozambique.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 115.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: no prominent thorns or tubercles on dorsal surface; distinct colour pattern of paired spots of differing sizes, some forming darker transverse bands across its back; ventral surface colour mostly white, without distinctive patterning except for a prominent teardrop-shaped black blotch extending posteriorly from rostral tip to about midpoint anterior to upper mouth; nasal lamellae 61-63; upper jaw tooth count about ca. 83-93; post-synarcual centra 177-181; total vertebral segments 193-198;total pectoral skeleton radials 67-71 (Ref. 115561).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : McEachran, John | Collaborators

Ebert, D.A. and O. Gon, 2017. Rhinobatos austini n. sp., a new species of guitarfish (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from the Southwestern Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 4276(2):204-214. (Ref. 115561)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (62 of 100) .