Rhinobatos sainsburyi

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
Genus: Rhinobatos
Species: Rhinobatos sainsburyi



Rhinobatos sainsburyi Last, 2004

  • Holotype: CSIRO H 4041-04.
  • Paratypes: CSIRO CA 1129 (1), CA 1253 (1), CA 3901 (1), H 743-01 (1), H 757-01 (1), H 1048-01 (1), H 1050-03 (1), H 1058-02 (1), H 1090-01 (1), H 1091-01 (1), H 1091-03 (1), H 1091-04 (1).

Type locality: Northeast of Cape Lambert, Western Australia, 19°29'S, 117°35'E, depth 70 meters.

Etymology: named in honor of Keith Sainsbury, for planning and managing the initial trawl surveys of the continental shelf of northwestern Australia, for recognizing the need to document the fauna before addressing more management-oriented questions, and for pioneering research that provided an excellent biological baseline. (From: The ETYFish project)

Vernacular names

English: Goldeneye Shovelnose


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