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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinidae Wedgefishes

Genus: Rhynchobatus

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Rhynchobatus australiae Whitley, 1939

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Rhynchobatus australiae
[Bottlenose wedgefish]
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Max. Length 81 cm TL

 
Rhynchobatus cooki
[Clown wedgefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 310 cm TL
Rhynchobatus djiddensis (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Modder, T.
 
Rhynchobatus djiddensis
[Giant guitarfish]
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Max. Length 99 cm TL

 
Rhynchobatus immaculatus
[Taiwanese Wedgefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 270 cm TL
Rhynchobatus laevis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Rhynchobatus laevis
[Smoothnose wedgefish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Rhynchobatus luebberti Ehrenbaum, 1915

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rhynchobatus luebberti
[African wedgefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 262 cm TL
Rhynchobatus palpebratus Compagno & Last, 2008

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Rhynchobatus palpebratus
[Eyebrow wedgefish]



Indo-Malay
Max. Length 215 cm TL
Rhynchobatus springeri Compagno & Last, 2010

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T. & S. Boonsuk
 
Rhynchobatus springeri
[Broadnose wedgefish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rhynchobatus australiae Bottlenose wedgefish Indo-West Pacific 300 TL 1939
Rhynchobatus cooki Clown wedgefish Western Pacific 81 TL 2016
Rhynchobatus djiddensis Giant guitarfish Western Indian Ocean 310 TL 1775
Rhynchobatus immaculatus Taiwanese Wedgefish Northwest Pacific 99 TL 2013
Rhynchobatus laevis Smoothnose wedgefish Indo-West Pacific 270 TL 1801
Rhynchobatus luebberti African wedgefish Eastern Atlantic 300 TL 1915
Rhynchobatus palpebratus Eyebrow wedgefish Indo-West Pacific 262 TL 2008
Rhynchobatus springeri Broadnose wedgefish Indo-Malay 215 TL 2010



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