Wedgefish

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Wedgefishes
Rhynchobatus djiddensis durban.jpg
Whitespotted wedgefish
(Rhynchobatus djiddensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Rhinidae
Müller and Henle, 1841
Genera

Wedgefishes are rays of the family Rhinidae, comprising ten species in three genera. Classified in the order Rhinopristiformes along with guitarfishes and sawfishes, they have also been known as giant guitarfishes or sharkfin guitarfishes.

Taxonomy[edit]