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Rhinobatos

Rhinobatos is a genus of fish in the Rhinobatidae family.

Guitarfish catch their prey using a suction technique. The relative sequence of muscle activity is shared across the Rhinobatos genus, but varies in timing and duration of muscular activation.[2]

Species[edit]

The 37 currently recognized species in this genus are:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  2. ^ Wilga CD, Motta PJ. Feeding mechanism of the Atlantic guitarfish Rhinobatos lentiginosus: Modulation of kinematic and motor activity. Journal of Experimental Biology Volume 201, Issue 23 pp 3167-3184
  3. ^ a b Last, White & Fahmi 2006 (2006). "Rhinobatos jimbaranensis and R. penggali, two new shovelnose rays (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from eastern Indonesia.". Cybium 30 (3): 262ff. 
  4. ^ Peter R. Last, Leonard J.V. Compagno and Kazuhiro Nakaya (2004). "Rhinobatos nudidorsalis, a new species of shovelnose ray (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from the Mascarene Ridge, central Indian Ocean". Ichthyological Research 51 (2): 153–158. doi:10.1007/s10228-004-0211-0. 
  5. ^ Last, P.R., Corrigan, S. & Naylor, G. (2014): Rhinobatos whitei, a new shovelnose ray (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from the Philippine Archipelago. Zootaxa, 3872 (1): 31–47.

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