Scientific Name
Rhinobatos formosensis  
Rhinobatos formosensis臺灣琵琶鱝
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Norman, 1926 Depth 0 - 119M
Chinese 臺灣琵琶鱝 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 琵琶鱝科 Economic Fish No 
Family F047 Rhinobatidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣犁頭鰩 
Max Length 73 cmTL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 飯匙鯊、魴仔、湯匙(澎湖)、[魚本]仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Taiwan (Formosa) 
Synonyms Rhinobatus formosensis   
Reference 1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);2. 臺灣產板鰓魚類之研究 第七報臺灣產梨頭鱝類及其一新種 (鄧火土,1959);3. Ebert, D. A., W. T. White, H.-C. Ho, P. R. Last, K. Nakaya, B. Séret, N. Straube, G. J. P. Naylor and M. R. C. de Carvalho (2013) An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Taiwan. Zootaxa 3752 (no. 1): 279-386.   Norman, J. R. 1926 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List BMNH1862.1.26.69-70Syntype. FRIP00937. NMMBP04280. NTMP1242. NTOU-AE6198. NTUM06680. NTUM06802. RUSI35849.  
Common Name Taiwan guitarfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Disc subtriangular, longer than wide. Snout long, bluntly pointed, the margins a little concave, 2.0 to 2.3 in disc length; rostral ridges rather narrow, more or less separated throughout their length. Eyes 5.0 to 5.3 in snout. Nostrils moderately long, oblique, 1.5 to 1.6 in mouth; anterior valve extending inwards nearly as far as level of inner edge of nostril. Mouth nearly straight, 3.3 to 3.5 in snout. Two dorsal. First dorsal behind ventral base greater than interdorsal. Ventrals close to the pectorals. Tail depressed, with lateral fold; caudal small, subcaudal weak, without a lobe. Skin covered with minute denticles, smooth to the touth; a series of rudimentary tubercles in median line of back. Specimen in formalin black-brown above, whitish below.
Distribution Taiwan