Aptychotrema rostrata

(Shaw, 1794)

East Australian shovelnose ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Trygonorrhinidae

Reference of the original description
Shaw, G. & Nodder, F.P. (1789)
The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. 1789–1813, London. No pagination, 24 vols, unnumbered pages

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aptychotrema banksii, Aptychotrema bougainvillei, Aptychotrema bougainvillii, Raja rostrata, Raya rostrata, Rhinobates (Syrrhina) banksii, Rhinobatus banksii, Rhinobatus bougainvillei, Rhinobatus bougainvillii, Rhinobatus tuberculatus, Rhinobatus (Syrrhina) banksii, Rhinobatus (Syrrhina) bougainvillii

Aptychotrema rostrata
XXXX: No types known;
Aptychotrema bougainvillii
Holotype: MNHN: 1227;
Rhinobatus tuberculatus
XXXX: No types known;
Rhinobatus (Syrrhina) banksii
Holotype: BMNH: ? specimen not preserved

Description :

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Eastern shovelnose ray (Aptychotrema rostrata) off Sydney by Taso Viglas from Sydney, Australia, wiki
Common names
deu \(T\) Geigenrochen, eng Australian shovelnose ray, eng Banjo fish, eng Banks shovelnose ray, eng Common shovelnosed ray, eng East Australian shovelnose ray, eng Eastern shovelnose ray, eng Guitarfish, eng Long-snouted shovelnose ray, eng Shovelnose ray, eng Shovelnose shark, eng Southern shovelnose ray

Western Pacific: endemic to Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Ovoviviparous with up to 4 in a litter. Size at birth about 13 cm. Found on soft bottoms, in bays, seagrass areas, and sometimes near rocky reefs [1658]. Also found in lower parts of estuaries. Feeds on bottom crustaceans, molluscs, and fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
72.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9909)); 120 cm TL (female)

demersal; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 60 m [1658]

shark-references Species-ID=355;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Kudoa hemiscylli Gleeson, Bennett & Adlard, 2010 [21484]

  • Branchotenthes octohamatus Glennon, Chisholm & Whittington, 2005 [11283]
  • Calicotyle australis Johnston, 1934 [17436] [11283]
  • Neoheterocotyle rhynchobatis (Tripathi, 1959) Chisholm, 1994 [29167]
  • Pseudoleptobothrium aptychotremae Young, 1967 [17872] [11283] [13675]

  • Acanthobothrium ocallaghani Campbell & Beveridge, 2002 [26821]
  • Dollfusiella sp. [16112]
  • Eutetrarhynchus sp. [16252]
  • Parachristianella monomegacantha Kruse, 1959 [16252] [16112]
  • Rhinebothrium pearsoni Butler, 1987 [13130]

  • Mawsonascaris australis (Johnston & Mawson, 1943) [21225] [17029]
  • Proleptus trygonorrhinae Johnston & Mawson, 1943 [17149]

  • Tripaphylus australis (Kabata, 1993) [7385]