Rhynchobatus immaculatus

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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
Subfamilia: Rhynchobatinae
Genus: Rhynchobatus
Species: Rhynchobatus immaculatus


Rhynchobatus immaculatus Last, H.-C. Ho & Chen, 2013

Holotype: NMMB P16274. Paratypes: CSIRO H 7418–01 (1); NMMB P16135 (1), P16275 [HO–180] (1).

Type locality: Keelung fish market, Taiwan.

Etymology: The epithet, immaculate, is a combination of the Latin im ('not') and macula ('spot', 'mark'), and is based on the lack of a dark pectoral marking (rather than any white spots) which is otherwise present in small individuals of other nominal species of Rhynchobatus.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Taiwanese Wedgefish