Rhinobatos hynnicephalus

Richardson, 1846

Angel fish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae

Reference of the original description
Richardson, J. (1846)
Report on the ichthyology of the seas of China and Japan. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 15th meeting, 187–320

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatus hynnicephalus

Rhinobatos hynnicephalus
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Description :

Citation: Rhinobatos hynnicephalus Richardson, 1846: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Angel fish, eng Ringstreaked guitarfish

Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and southwest Korea to the China seas. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Off southern China, the gestation period is about one year and parturition takes place in June or July. Caught throughout the year in coastal waters of southern China. Feeds on small benthic animals.

Size / Weight / Age
53.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6933)); 62 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=5937;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Neoheterocotyle forficata (Timofeeva, 1981) Chisholm, 1994 [17439]
  • Neoheterocotyle quadrispinata Chapman, 2020 [28878]

  • Dangoka japonica Izawa, 2011 [14314]