Platyrhinidae

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Platyrhinidae
Platyrhina sinensis.jpg
Fanray (Platyrhina sinensis)
Platyrhinoidis triseriata.jpg
Thornback guitarfish (Platyrhinoidis triseriata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Platyrhinidae
D. S. Jordan, 1923

The Platyrhinidae are a family of rays in the order Myliobatiformes, commonly known as thornbacks due to their dorsal rows of large thorns. They resemble guitarfishes in shape, but are in fact more closely related to stingrays.

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