Lesser sandshark,Lesser guitarfish
Rhinobatos annulatusis commonly referred to as Lesser sandshark,Lesser guitarfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only.
lexID: 9427 AphiaID: 213636 Scientific: Rhinobatos annulatus German: Geigenrochen English: Lesser Sandshark,Lesser Guitarfish Category: Stingrays Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Rajiformes (Order) > Rhinobatidae (Family) > Rhinobatos (Genus) > annulatus (Species) Initial determination: (Müller & Henle, ), 1841 Occurrence: Angola, East-Atlantic Ocean, Mozambique, Namibia, South Atlantic, South-Africa Size: 3.94" - 55.12" (10cm - 140cm) Temperature: °F - 62.6 °F (°C - 17°C) Food: Clams, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Snails, Worms, Zoobenthos Difficulty: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2016-03-03 19:57:16
Last edit: 2016-03-03 19:57:16
Rhinobatos annulatus Müller & Henle, 1841
The Lesser sandshark is brownish in colour with dark spots on the dorsal surface.The body is guitar-shape and flattened.Rhinobatos annulatus can be found in shallow water on sandy bottom(max.depht 100 m).Its feed on bottom organisms, including molluscs,worms and crustaceans, and small fishes.
Endemic to southern Africa from southern Angola to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Rhinobatus annulatus (misspelling)
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Neoselachii (Subclass) > Batoidea (Infraclass) > Rajiformes (Order) > Rhinobatidae (Family) > Rhinobatinae (Subfamily) > Rhinobatos (Genus) > Rhinobatos annulatus (Species)
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