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Status Review Report of Two Species of Guitarfish : Rhinobatos Rhinobatos and Rhinobatos Cemiculus

December 06, 2017

This report is the status review for 2 species of guitarfish : Rhinobatos Rhinobatos and Rhinobatos Cemiculus. This report summarizes the best available data and information on these species and presents an evaluation of their status and extinction risk.

This status review is in response to a petition to list 81 species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). NOAA Fisheries decided that the petition had sufficient merit for consideration and that a status review was warranted for 27 of the 81 species, including the common guitarfish and the blackchin guitarfish. This status review interprets the best available information available on these two guitarfish species, and is used to evaluate its status in the context of consideration for ESA listing. 

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 10/22/2020