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Guitarfish Photos Showing This Cartilaginous Fish That is a Link Between Sharks and Rays

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Guitarfish are any of an order, Rhinobatiformes, closely related to the rays, cartilaginous fishes with a long, narrow sharklike tail and a broad raylike body. The order contains some 47 to 50 species arranged in three families; Platyrhinidae, Rhinobatidae, and Rhynchobatidae. They are a link between sharks and rays, and are named for their guitar shaped body. Guitarfish have an elongated body, flattened forebody with pectoral fins fused to the sides of the head, the rearbody is shark like, with two dorsal fins and a well-developed caudal fin. They are found in tropical and temperate waters, traveling in large schools. Most adult guitarfishes are five or six feet in length, though the Indo-Pacific Rhynchobatus djiddensis can weigh 500 pounds and up to 10 feet long. Guitarfish are They are bottom dwellers, with a wide flattened head and with both eyes facing upward and live on a variety of crustaceans, mollusks and small fish. Guitarfishes are ovoviviparous, which means the young hatch from eggs and develop inside the female's body.

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Picture of a shovelnose guitarfish, Rhinobatus productus, California, East Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 004671

Stock photo of lesser guitarfish, Rhinobatos annulatus, endemic to South Africa

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Image of a bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma, Australia

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Photo of a whitespotted shovelnose guitarfish, Rhynchobatus djiddensis, Manta Bommie, North Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Picture #: 004114

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Picture of a bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma, showing close up of uniquely shaped teeth.

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Stock photo of a banded guitarfish, Zapteryx exasperata, Cabo Pulmo, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Pacific Ocean.

Picture #: 089411

Image of a bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma, close up of eye and uniquely shaped ray-like head, Newport, Kentucky, USA

Picture #: 083686

Photo of a banded guitarfish courting, Zapteryx exasperata, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Sea of Cortez

Picture #: 005419

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Picture of a shovelnose guitarfish, Rhinobatus productus, San Diego, California, East Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 089495

Stock photo of a whitespotted shovelnose guitarfish, Rhynchobatus djiddensis, behind a leopard ray, Himantura uarnak, Manta Bommie, North Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Image of a whitespotted shovelnose guitarfish, Rhynchobatus djiddensis, Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia

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Photo of a whitespotted shovelnose guitarfish, Rhynchobatus djiddensis, Thailand, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean

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Picture of a bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma, Similan Islands, Thailand, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean

Picture #: 005437

Stock photo of a whitespotted shovelnose guitarfish, Rhynchobatus djiddensis, Manta Bommie, North Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Picture #: 004111

Image of a bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma, close up of uniquely shaped ray-like head, Newport, Kentucky, USA

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Photo of a bowmouth guitarfish, Rhina ancylostoma, specimen, Suao, Taiwan

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