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blochii, Rhinobatus (Syrrhina) Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841:115, [Pl. 37 (right)] [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Syntypes: (orig. 14, stuffed) MNHN 0000-1256 (1), 0000-3460 (1, dry), 0000-3471 (1), 0000-3473 (1, dry), 0000-3474 (1, dry), A-7853 (1), A-7854 (3); ZMB 4547 (1). Type catalog: Bertin 1939:79 [ref. 20739], Séret & McEachran 1987:10 [ref. 9312], Paepke & Schmidt 1988:175 [ref. 21041], Paepke 1999:123 [ref. 24282]. Species also spelled blochi by current authors. •Valid as Rhinobatos blochii Müller & Henle 1841 -- (Compagno 1986:130 [ref. 5648], Stehmann 1990:24 [ref. 19316], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:91 [ref. 25472], Compagno 1999:485 [ref. 25589]). •Valid as Acroteriobatus blochii (Müller & Henle 1841) -- (Weigmann 2016:84 [ref. 34211], Last et al. 2016:465 [ref. 34473], Séret 2016:1360 [ref. 34545], Last et al. 2016:283 [ref. 34741], Séret et al. 2016:80 [ref. 34993], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:123 [ref. 37302]). Current status: Valid as Acroteriobatus blochii (Müller & Henle 1841). Rhinobatidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania south to western South Africa. Habitat: marine.