Rhinobatos formosensis Norman, 1926
Taiwan guitarfish
photo by Krajangdara, T.

Family:  Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)
Max. size:  73 cm TL (male/unsexed); 63 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 119 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: off Taiwan and from the Philippines; about 2500 kilometers away, 2 specimens were caught in Thailand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found inshore and offshore (Ref. 9909). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Biology little known (Ref. 9909). Utilized where it occurs, but details lacking (Ref. 9909).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.10.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.19

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