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Rhinobatos manai White, Last & Naylor, 2016

Papuan guitarfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rhinopristiformes (Shovelnose rays) > Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)
Etymology: Rhinobatos: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, batis, -idos = a ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335);  manai: Named for Dr. Ralph Mana of the University of Papua New Guinea.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 191 - 290 m (Ref. 117108).   Tropical

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Southwest Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 73.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117108)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: a wedge-shaped disc, with its dorsal surface covered in minute dermal denticles but without thorns; long snout, its length 3.6 times interspiracular distance; moderately large orbit, its diameter 1.7 times spiracle length; oblique nostrils, its length 1.6 times internarial distance; the anterior nasal flaps are inserted into internarial space well away from nostril margin; posterior nasal flaps are broad; ridges of rostral cartilage well-separated dorsally and almost parallel; narrow prebranchial sensory-pore patch, extending to first gill slit; distance between first gill slits is 1.5 times distance between fifth gill slits; distance between fifth gill slits is 3.4 times in ventral head length; long postscapular sensory canal, not grooved and extending more than three-quarters distance to pectoral-fin insertions; moderately tall dorsal fins; pelvic fin's inner margin is shorter than its base; interdorsal distance is more than 3.1 times first dorsal-fin base; outer spiracular fold is distinctly larger than the inner fold; dorsal margin of caudal fin ca. 2 times preventral margin; post-synarcual (free) vertebral centra 171; total vertebral centra 180; nasal lamellae 52; dorsal disc is brownish and covered with well defined rusty brown spots and blotches and poorly defined white spots with greyish edges (Ref. 117108).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

White, W.T., P.R. Last and G.J.P. Naylor, 2016. Rhinobatos manai sp. nov., a new species of guitarfish (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 4175(6):588-600. (Ref. 117108)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


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):  3.7   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .