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Family: Trygonorrhinidae Banjo rays, Fiddler rays



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Western Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Aptychotrema rostrata (Shaw, 1794)

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Aptychotrema rostrata
[Eastern shovelnose ray]
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Max. Length 58.2 cm TL

 
Aptychotrema timorensis
[Spotted shovelnose ray]
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Max. Length 84 cm TL

 
Aptychotrema vincentiana
[Western shovelnose ray]
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Max. Length 146 cm TL

 
Trygonorrhina dumerilii
[Southern fiddler ray]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Trygonorrhina fasciata Müller & Henle, 1841

Photo by Photo by Sionis, A.
 
Trygonorrhina fasciata
[Eastern fiddler ray]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 59.3 cm TL
Zapteryx brevirostris (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Vianna, M.
 
Zapteryx brevirostris
[Lesser guitarfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 97 cm
Zapteryx exasperata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

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Zapteryx exasperata
[Banded guitarfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Zapteryx xyster Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Zapteryx xyster
[Witch guitarfish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aptychotrema rostrata Eastern shovelnose ray Western Pacific 120 TL 1794
Aptychotrema timorensis Spotted shovelnose ray Western Pacific 58.2 TL 2004
Aptychotrema vincentiana Western shovelnose ray Eastern Indian Ocean 84 TL 1885
Trygonorrhina dumerilii Southern fiddler ray Eastern Indian Ocean 146 TL 1873
Trygonorrhina fasciata Eastern fiddler ray Southwest Pacific 120 TL 1841
Zapteryx brevirostris Lesser guitarfish Southwest Atlantic 59.3 TL 1841
Zapteryx exasperata Banded guitarfish Eastern Pacific 97 1880
Zapteryx xyster Witch guitarfish Eastern Pacific 78 TL 1896



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