Native Animals
 

Rhynchobatus australiae

White-spotted Guitarfish
CR
Critically Endangered
IUCN Red List
ver 3.1, 2019
QR Code
SSN 28401
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Taxonomy

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  • Species
    australiae Whitley, 1939
  • Common Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Description

Whitespotted Wedgefish’s snout is bottle-shaped, constricted near tip and spiracles with two skin folds on posterior margin. First dorsal fin is less than 1.5 times height of second (in adults) and its origin slightly posterior to pelvic-fin origin. The colour of disc is gray or brown with inconspicuous white margin; adults with a faint black spot on each pectrol fins, spot diffused-edged in juveniles. Diagonal row of three equidistant white spots. The maximum size of this fish is 270 cm and it feeds on bottom curstaceans and molluscs.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Marine Neritic → Pelagic
Unknown Unknown
2
Marine Oceanic → Epipelagic (0 - 200 m)
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

References

Book
  1. Malaysia National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Shark (Plan 2), 2014. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 50. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  2. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
  3. Ahmad, A., Lim, A.P.K., Fahmi, & Dharmadi, (2013). Field Guide to Look-Alike Sharks and Rays Species of the Southeast Asian Region. Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/MFRDMD). pp. 107.
  4. Ahmad, A., Gambang, A.C., Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. & Lim, A.P.K. (2007). Field Guide to Rays and Chimaeras of Malaysia and Neighbouring Countries. Fisheries Research Institute, Sarawak Branch, Bintawa, Malaysia. pp. 58.
  5. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  6. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  7. Yoshida, T, Motomura, H, Musikasinthorn, P & Matsuura,, K (2013). Fishes of Northern Gulf of Thailand, Volume 8. National Museum of Nature and Science,Tsukuba. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Kyoto. Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima., Japan. pp. 239.
  8. Kamarruddin, I., Mohamed, C.A.R., Kee Alfian, B.A.A., Fitra, A.Z., Lee, J.N. & Rozaimi, M.J. (2011). Malaysia's Marine Biodiversity: Inventory and Current Status. Department of Marine Park Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Malaysia. pp. 212.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Ms. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Citation :- Rhynchobatus australiae. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/28401. Downloaded on 15 October 2019.

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