Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Rhinobatidae > Genus: Rhinobatos > Species: Rhinobatos rhinobatos

Common guitarfish - Rhinobatos rhinobatos (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Common guitarfish English Fishbase
gemeiner Geigenrochen German Fishbase
Glattrochen German Fishbase
Guitare French Fishbase
Guitarra Spanish Fishbase
Guitarra común Spanish Fishbase
Hairochen German Fishbase
Kitararausku Finnish Fishbase
Lengthened shape English Fishbase
Manta Spanish Fishbase
Mediterranean longnose English Fishbase
Pesce chitarra Italian Fishbase
Peshk kitarë Albanian Fishbase
Picudos Spanish Fishbase
Poisson-guitare commun French Fishbase
Raia-tubarão Portuguese Fishbase
Rayón Spanish Fishbase
Rebekkin Maltese Fishbase
Rhinobate commun French Fishbase
Rhinobate commun de la Méditerranée French Fishbase
Rocha Polish Fishbase
Viola Portuguese Fishbase
Vjolin Maltese Fishbase
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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