The banded guitarfish, mottled guitarfish, prickly skate, or striped guitarfish is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family.

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The Guitarfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 200 m , usually 1 - 22 m environment.

The bowmouth guitarfish feeds on shrimps, crabs and shellfish. More

The guitarfish are a family, Rhinobatidae, of rays. The guitarfish are known for an elongated body with a flattened head and trunk and small ray like wings. The combined range of the various species is tropical, subtropical and temperate waters worldwide. More

Guitarfish Photos Showing This Cartilaginous Fish That is a Link Between Sharks and Rays - Top Right Solid Corner Guitarfish are any of an order, Rhinobatiformes, closely related to the rays, cartilaginous fishes with a long, narrow 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

The largest bowmouth guitarfish on record was 2.9 m (9.5 ft) long. However, animals above 2.44 m (8 ft) in length are rare. More

The bowhead guitarfish, often described as prehistoric in appearance, is considered by some scientists to be the ‘missing link’ between sharks and rays based on the ray-like placement of More

Description: The body of the shovelnose guitarfish is depressed and gradually tapers into the tail; the disk is longer than wide. The snout is rather long and rounded at the tip. The color is gray above becoming lighter below. More

Guitarfish can be found in abundance off our beaches here at Doheny. Baby Guitarfish have been seen in as little as a foot of water or less. More

The Sharkfin Guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma) is also known as the Bowmouth Guitarfish, named for its distinctive mouth which undulates like a longbow. More

View all available Banded Guitarfish Pictures in the Shark Pictures Database Common Names: Banded Guitarfish. Latin Name: Zapteryx exasperata. Family: Rhinobatidae Identification: Disc width and length roughly equal. More

The bowmouth guitarfish can be found at the western extent of its range from the Red Sea south through East Africa to as far south as South Africa. 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

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

This is just the beginning! First of all, the guitarfish is really a type of fish that is similar to a stingray. In this story for children, however, a guitar is tossed off a boat by a frustrated musician. More

sharkfin guitarfish in Australian waters; both feed on crabs and shelled invertebrates. More

Shovelnose Guitarfish Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

glaucostigna: The Speckled Guitarfish has an upper surface that is brown with symmetrically arranged slated grey spots around the eyes and on the extreme upper back (as pictured below). More

guitarfish its common name. Compressed from belly to back, guitarfish bodies are attuned to life on the sand. Colors that range from olive to sandy brown on their upper body and white below help shovelnose guitarfish blend into their sandy seafloor habitat. More

Giant Guitarfish Rhynchobatos djiddensis Image: 24M2740-01 Buy Image License Add Photo to Lightbox View Larger Photo View your Lightbox Order Print of Photo Giant Guitarfish (Rhynchobatos More

guitarfish distributed primarily in the Indian Ocean and known from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Rhinobatos obtusus was once moderately abundant throughout its relatively wide range but is now only irregularly caught in local fisheries. More

A guitarfish known from the southern Bay of Biscay, southwards to Angola, including the Mediterranean Sea. Although the distribution is fairly wide, it is subjected to fishing pressures throughout most of its range. More

Shovelnose Guitarfish cruise the sandy flats of La Jolla's Ecological Reserve! guitarfishA long, pointed snout and a guitar-shaped body give the shovelnose guitarfish its unique name. Compressed from belly to back, guitarfish bodies are attuned to life on the sand. More

Common names

banded guitarfish in English
Båndet guitarfisk in Danish (dansk)
Bandgitaarrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Guitarfish in English
Guitarra in sp
Guitarra bandeada in Spanish (español)
Guitarra con bandas in Spanish (español)
Guitarra rayada in Spanish (español)
Mottled guitarfish in English
Poisson-guitare rayé in French (français)
Prickly skate in English
Rejnokovec pásovaný in Czech (česky)
Striped guitarfish in English
Zapteryx exasperata in Catalan (Català)
洁背强鳍鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
潔背強鰭鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rhinobatidae
Genus : Zapteryx
Species : Zapteryx exasperata
Authority : Jordan and Gilbert, 1880