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Rhynchobatus luebberti  Ehrenbaum, 1915

African wedgefish
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes (Skates and rays) > Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes) > Rhynchobatinae
Etymology: Rhynchobatus: Greek, rhingchos = snout + Greek, batis, -idos = a sting ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal, usually ? - 35 m (Ref. 27000).   Tropical; 14°N - 5°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 300 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2683); common length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999)

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Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo. Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow coastal waters, more or less stationary. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : McEachran, John | Collaborators

Reiner, F., 1996. Catálogo dos peixes do Arquipélago de Cabo Verde. Publicações avulsas do IPIMAR No. 2. 339 p. (Ref. 27000)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Endangered (EN) (A2ad+3d+4ad)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00145 - 0.00999), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (84 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.