Thornback guitarfish

Phylogenetic studies show that Platyrhinoidis occupies a basal position within the Rhinobatidae relative to more derived genera, such as Rhinobatos and Trygonorrhina.

The Thornback guitarfish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 50 m environment.

The thornback guitarfish, Platyrhinoidis triseriata, is a species of ray in the subfamily Platyrhininae of the family Rhinobatidae (some authors elevate the platyrhinids to full family status). It is the only member of the genus Platyrhinoidis. More

This odd-looking fish called Thornback Guitarfish (Platyrhinoidis triseriata), a species of ray found in the US and Mexico. Its other common names include California Thornback, Guitarfish, Round Skate, Shovelnose, Thornback Ray, or Thornback. More

* the Thornback guitarfish, another species of fish * USS Thornback (SS-418), a submarine * the Phaerimm, a fictional species of creatures in the Forgotten Realms setting Disambig gray. More

* Thornback guitarfish, Platyrhinoidis triseriata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880) * Genus Rhina * Bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma Bloch & Schneider, 1801 More

* Thornback guitarfish, Platyrhinoidis triseriata (JordanDavid Starr Jordan David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., LL.D. was a leading eugenics, ichthyologist , educator and peace activist. More

The second dive I saw a Thornback guitarfish for the first time. Frank, my dive buddy spotted him and we spent a lot of time photographing. My dang camera had some problems with with adjusting the F stop so I couldn't adjust to take shots further away. More

Common names

Almindelig tornrygget rokke in Danish (dansk)
Guitarfish in English
Guitarra in sp
Guitarra in Spanish (español)
Guitarra diablo in Spanish (español)
Guitarra espinuda in Spanish (español)
Platyrhinoidis triseriata in Catalan (Català)
Poisson-guitare épineux in French (français)
Rejnok trnohřbetý in Czech (česky)
Stekelrugwaaierrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Thornback in English
Thornback guitarfish in English
拟团扇鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
擬團扇鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rhinobatidae
Genus : Platyrhinoidis
Species : Platyrhinoidis triseriata
Authority : Jordan and Gilbert,1880