Acroteriobatus blochii

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Taxonavigation: Rhinopristiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Rhinopristiformes

Familia: Rhinobatidae
Subfamilia: Rhinobatinae
Genus: Acroteriobatus
Species: Acroteriobatus blochii


Acroteriobatus blochii (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Syntypes: (orig. 14, stuffed) MNHN 0000-1256 (1), 0000-3460 (1, dry), 0000-3471 (1), 0000-3473 (1, dry), 0000-3474 (1, dry), A-7853 (1), A-7854 (3); ZMB 4547 (1).

Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Etymology: named in honor of ichthyologist Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723–1799), whose collection furnished the authors with a preserved specimen of this ray. (From The ETYFish project)




Vernacular names[edit]

English: Bluntnose Guitarfish
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