Striped guitarfish

(Zapteryx exasperata)

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Description

The range of the Banded Guitarfish extends from central California to at least Mazatlán,México.The southern extent of its range is not well defined,with records of the Banded Guitarfish extending south through Central America to Peru.These reports further south of Mazatlán are likely sightings of the closely-related Southern Banded Guitarfish (Z.xyster).Therefore,the species likely has a relatively restricted range (Ebert 2003).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Rhinopristiformes
Family:Rhinobatidae
Genus:Zapteryx
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