Taiwan guitarfish

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Taiwan guitarfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae
Genus: Rhinobatos
Species: R. formosensis
Binomial name
Rhinobatos formosensis
Norman, 1926

The Taiwan guitarfish (Rhinobatos schlegelii) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family. It is found in Taiwan and possibly the Philippines. Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, coral reefs, and estuarine waters. Rhinobatos formosensis was formerly considered a distinct species, but is now considered a junior synonym.[1]


  1. ^ Last, P. R., Séret, B. & Naylor, G. J. P. (2016). A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov. with a redefinition of the family-level classification in the order Rhinopristiformes (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea). Zootaxa 4117, 451–475. 10.11646/zootaxa.4117.4.1