Blackchin guitarfish

The Blackchin guitarfish lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range 9 - 100 m environment.

The Blackchin guitarfish is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

A fin of the blackchin guitarfish can fetch 100 euros. For the guitarfish curious, there is a rare sighting of them – on land. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has announced the birth of six baby guitarfish. More

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The blackchin guitarfish is ovoviviparous. Whitehead et al. (1984) reported that this species produces between 4 to 6 pups per litter , however in the Gabés Gulf an estimated 9 to 16 pups are produced (Capapé et al. 1996, M. Bradai and Ennajar pers. comm). More

Common names

Agharde in Arabic (‫العربية)
Agharde in Arabic, Hassaniya
Baqarah Qarshieh in Arabic (‫العربية)
Blackchin guitarfish in English
Guitarra in Spanish (español)
Guitarra barba negra in Spanish (español)
Guitarra barbanegra in Spanish (español)
Guitarró in Catalan (Català)
Guitarrón in Spanish (español)
Kuntrabaxx in Maltese (Malti)
Mavrorinovatos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Mavrorinovatos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Muso nero in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce chitarra in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce violino in Italian (Italiano)
Poisson-guitare fouisseur in French (français)
Poisson-guitare fouisseux in French (français)
Raie guitare in French (français)
Raie requin in French (français)
Raie-guitare fouisseuse in French (français)
Sortkindet guitarfisk in Danish (dansk)
Thianker in Wolof (Wollof)
Uzunkeler baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Uzunkeler balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Viola-barba-negra in Portuguese (Português)
Yana in Wolof (Wollof)
Zwartkingitaarrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Κιθάρα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαυρορινόβατος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μαυρορινόβατος in Greek, Modern (1453)
吻斑犁头鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
吻斑犁頭鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rhinobatidae
Genus : Rhinobatos
Species : Rhinobatos cemiculus
Authority : Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817