Atlantic guitarfish

The Atlantic guitarfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 30 m environment.

The Atlantic guitarfish has two small dorsal fins set far back near the tip of its tail. More

A short clip of an atlantic guitarfish from Casino Reef in West Palm Beach, Florida yesterday. The conditions were indeed pretty lousy this weekend, but then we saw this and it made it all worth while (once again!). More

sharky3The Atlantic guitarfish is a small species, with a maximum reported size of 30 inches, although they’re likely to be found in the smaller range. They’re a grayish to brown color with a lighter freckling above and a creamy pale white hue below. More

Atlantic Guitarfish (Rhinobatos lentiginosus) at night in Boynton Beach, Florida More

Atlantic guitarfish belong to the subclass Elasmobranchii, which includes stingrays, skates, and sharks. The Atlantic guitarfish was originally named Rhinobatos lentiginosus by Garman in 1880 and this name is still valid today. More

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Atlantic guitarfish Rhinobatos lentiginosus: Modulation of kinematic and motor activity. Journal of Experimental Biology. 201: 3167-3183. More

The Atlantic guitarfish can be found in the spring and summer months along North Carolina’s coast. Their range extends from North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Yucatan, Mexico. Common food sources include scallops, shrimp and small fishes. More

Common names

Atlantic guitafish in English
Atlantic guitarfish in English
Chuchu blanku in Papiamento
Chuchu di santu in Papiamento
Freckled guitarfish in English
Geigenrochen in German (Deutsch)
Gitaarrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Guitaarrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Guitarfish in English
Guitarra in Spanish (español)
guitarra diablito in Spanish (español)
Guitarra moteada in Spanish (español)
Hajrocka in Swedish (Svenska)
Hvalhaj in Danish (dansk)
Pasiraza in Serbian (српски језик)
Pesce violino in Italian (Italiano)
Poisson-guitarre tacheté in French (français)
Pyatnistyi gitarnyi skat in Russian (русский язык)
Razopas in Serbian (српски језик)
Rejnokovec atlantský in Czech (česky)
Rína in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Rína in Greek, Modern (1453)
Sakatazame in Japanese (日本語)
Småskællet guitarfisk in Danish (dansk)
Spotted guitarfish in English
Sproetige gitaarrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Täpläkitararausku in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Viola in Portuguese (Português)
Vioolrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
скат пятнистый гитарный in Russian (русский язык)
大西洋犁头鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
大西洋犁頭鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rhinobatidae
Genus : Rhinobatos
Species : Rhinobatos lentiginosus
Authority : Garman, 1880