A new species of guitarfish

Main report: A new species of guitarfish!
Other Reporting: South American Ichthyology
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa   
New Taxa: Rhinobatos austini
Categories: Fish | New Species
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Rhinobatos austini sp. n. is described from the southwestern Indian Ocean based on four specimens collected from the KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa and from Mozambique.  R. austini appears to be a shallow, more coastal species (<1–107 m) compared to R. holcorhynchus that has a mostly offshore (75–254 m) depth distribution.

Rhinobatos austini EBERT & GON, 2017, 1030 mm TL, captured by bottom trawl at 56 m depth, off southern Mozambique, 25°50’S, 33°03’E, 9 April 2014, specimen not retained © Oddgeir Alvheim, EAF-Nansen Project

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