Common name: Guitarfishes
Shark-like rays with somewhat flattened disc-like or diamond-shaped bodies, relatively small pectoral fins fused to the disc and a long rather flattened tail. Guitarfishes mostly inhabit warm shallow coastal waters, and many species are fished heavily for their fins and meat.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Guitarfishes, RHINOPRISTIFORMES in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Sep 2017, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/order/41

Order References

Last, P.R., Séret, B. & Naylor, G.J.P. 2016. A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov. with a redefinition of the family-level classification in the order Rhinopristiformes (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea). Zootaxa 4117(4): 451-475 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4117.4.1 Abstract

Last, P.R., White, W.T., Carvalho, M.R. de, Séret, B., Stehmann, M.F.W. & Naylor, G.J.P. (eds.) 2016. Rays of the World. Clayton South, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 790 pp.

Moore, A.B.M. 2017. Are guitarfishes the next sawfishes? Extinction risk and an urgent call for conservation action. Endangered Species Research 34: 75–88 https://doi.org/O/esr00830 PDF available, open access