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Rhinobatos hakelensis fossil

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]


The 37 currently recognized species in this genus are:


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  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, C.D. & Motta, P.J. (1998): Feeding mechanism of the Atlantic guitarfish Rhinobatos lentiginosus: Modulation of kinematic and motor activity. Journal of Experimental Biology, 201 (23): 3167-3184.
  3. ^ a b Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Fahmi (2006). "Rhinobatos jimbaranensis and R. penggali, two new shovelnose rays (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from eastern Indonesia.". Cybium, 30 (3): 261–271. 
  4. ^ Last, P.R., Compagno, L.J.V. & Nakaya, K. (2004). "Rhinobatos nudidorsalis, a new species of shovelnose ray (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) from the Mascarene Ridge, central Indian Ocean". Ichthyological Research, 51 (2): 153–158. 
  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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