Latest Shovelnose guitarfish Stories
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While it will not generate the next chart-topping rock n' roll hit, Aquarium of the Bay is pleased to welcome its latest addition to a band of more than 20,000 aquatic animals, a Shovelnose Guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus. "This unusual ray has been around for about 100 million years," says Christina J. Slager, director of husbandry at Aquarium of the Bay, "but this is probably the first opportunity for most of our visitors to see this...
The Shovelnose Guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus) is a species of ray that is found in Pacific waters from central California down to the Sea of Cortez. It can be found, sometimes in large numbers, over sand or mud sand bottoms in colder, shallow coastal waters. This fish is also known as the Shovelnose Shark, Pointed-nosed Guitarfish, and simply Guitarfish. The body of the guitarfish is depressed and gradually tapers into the tail. The snout is somewhat long and rounded at the tip. The top...
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