|Scientific Name:||Pseudobatos planiceps|
|Species Authority:||(Garman, 1880)|
Rhinobatos planiceps Garman, 1880
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Last, P.R., Séret, B. and Naylor, G.J.P. 2016. A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov. with a redefinition of the family-level classification in the order Rhinopristiformes (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea). Zootaxa 4117(4): 451-475.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Last et al. (2016) revised the genus Rhinobatos, transferring glaucostigma, horkelii, lentiginosus, leucorhynchus, percellens, planiceps, prahli, and productus to the new genus Pseudobatos.
In Chile, a second rhinobatid species is known from just a dried head - Tarsistes philippi Jordan 1918. The taxonomic situation of this species is not clear.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kyne, P.M., Cavanagh, R.D. & Fowler, S.L.|
This is an amended version of the 2004 assessment to accommodate recent taxonomic revision of the genus Rhinobatus.
An inshore Eastern Pacific endemic guitarfish known from the west coast of South America to Chile and also the Galapagos Islands (and likely to occur in the Galapagos Marine Reserve). No information available on its biology, threats or status and at present this species cannot be assessed beyond Data Deficient.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Native:Chile; Ecuador (Galápagos); Peru
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Present - origin uncertain:
Pacific – southeast; Pacific – eastern central
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species may be naturally rare and is only seldom caught. Occurs inshore in Chile. Fishbase gives the maximum size as 76.3 cm total length (TL), but notes that apparently it may reach 170 cm TL. Nothing reported of its biology.|
|Major Threat(s):||Known to be taken in inshore fisheries off beaches in the north of Chile (Iquique and Antofagasta). May be taken by other inshore fisheries throughout its range, but no information is available.|
|Conservation Actions:||Likely to occur in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.|
|Citation:||Lamilla, J. 2016. Pseudobatos planiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44584A104001215.Downloaded on 18 January 2017.|
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