Guitarfish

Guitarfish

Where in the world?

Tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide.

 

Animal Facts:

Guitarfish are a family of rays that can live up to 11 years.  Full-grown males are around 2 feet long while females reach about 4 1/2 feet.

This species of ray is ovoviviparous, meaning the embryo matures in an egg inside the mother’s body until it is ready to hatch.  This is typical of stingrays.

They are bottom feeders that bury themselves in mud or sand and eat worms, crabs and clams.

Did you know?

Guitarfish have physical characteristics of both sharks and rays.  The tail has a typical shark-like form, but in many species, the head has a triangular or guitar-like shape, rather than the disc-shape formed by fusion with the pectoral fins found in other rays.

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November 9, 2018

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