Bowmouth Guitarfish

Scientific name ( Rhina ancylostoma)



Size (length and weight)

maximum length is 3 meters and at birth 45 cm, the max record of their weight is 135 kg

Physical description
rounded nose, with a ridges between its eyes and along down its back, dorsal fins, large, shark-like, teeth ridged, light spots, and their either brown or gray,

Location in the world
rocky and coral reefs, sand and mud bottoms, often inshore 1-20 meters

Diet
feeds mainly on the bottom on crabs, shrimp, and clams

Predators
none

Young
four to five at a time

Other names
Bowmouthed guitarfish, Bow-mouthed angle fish and Shark ray

Author's name: none
Name of the entire website:aquarium of pacific
web address:www.aquariumofpacific.org
Copyright date:2010
Date of when you looked at it: 3/11/10, 3/12/10


Author's name:Martin
Name of the entire website: Rhina arkive
web address:www.arkive.org
Copyright date: 2003-2009
Date of when you looked at it: 3/12/10

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Copyright date 3 February 2010 at 10:36.
Date of when you looked at it 3/15/10



1. http://talesfromtheroad.southernliving.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/14/gai_089293b.jpg

2.
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/images/olc/bowmouth_guitar_fsihps.jpg

3.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Shovelnose_guitarfish.JPG/465px-Shovelnose_guitarfish.JPG

FUN FACT CORNER! 1. When the Bowmouth Guitar fish is born it does not have spots, but when it gets oler they start to come in. 2. They are always getting hurt by fisher men and people in Asia sell there fins for money. 3. They are mixed between a sting ray and shark