Giant guitarfish

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

The giant guitarfish, Rhynchobatus djidensis, is a species of guitarfish in the family Rhinobatidae. More

Giant guitarfish at surface Giant guitarfish at surface© Gary Bell / Giant guitarfish swimming, side view Giant guitarfish swimming, side view© Gary Bell / Giant guitarfish swimming Giant guitarfish swimming© Gary Bell / OceanwideImages. More

The giant guitarfish swims onto reef flats at high tide to feed and find refuge (7). Diet comprises crabs, lobsters, clams, small fish and squid (2). Males mature at a length of around 156 centimetres, females at around 177 centimetres. More

they cause, and had between 20 and 30 tons of giant guitarfish on board Giant guitarfish are listed as a "vulnerable" species by the World Conservation Union and have been targeted intensively for their fins, regarded as a delicacy in Asia. More

The giant guitarfish is found in the tropical waters of the western Indian Ocean from the Red Sea to South Africa. It is a shallow-water species that inhabits marine and estuarine waters. More

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giant guitarfish, bigeye trevally, bluefin trevally, giant trevally, moustache grouper, humphead maori wrasse and dogtooth tuna. Seychelles has some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. More

Giant guitarfish feed on crabs, lobsters, clams and small fish. Various species of guitarfish are found throughout many of the oceans but are usually restricted to living in relatively shallow waters. More

Common names

African wedgefish in English
Afrikansk guitarfisk in Danish (dansk)
Geigenrochen in German (Deutsch)
Giant guitarfish in English
Loussimà loungo in Vili
Pez cuña africano in Spanish (español)
Pilohrbet lübbertův in Czech (česky)
Poisson-paille africain in French (français)
Rhynchobatus luebberti in Catalan (Català)
Spikenose wedgefish in English
Stekelsnuitkegrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Viola in Portuguese (Português)
Viola-de-cunha in Portuguese (Português)
非洲尖犁头鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲尖犁頭鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rhinobatidae
Genus : Rhynchobatus
Species : Rhynchobatus djiddensis
Authority : Ehrenbaum, 1915