Rhinobatos irvinei

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Taxonavigation: Rhinopristiformes 

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

Familia: Rhinobatidae
Genus: Rhinobatos
Species: Rhinobatos irvinei


Rhinobatos irvinei Norman, 1931

  • Holotype (unique): BMNH 1930.8.26.3.

Type locality: Ningo, 40 miles east of Accra, Ghana, western Africa.

Etymology: named in honor of botanist Frederick Robert Irvine (1898-1962), who collected many fishes off the coast of West Africa, including type of this one. (From: The ETYFish project)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Spineback Guitarfish



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