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Guitar Fish

An in depth adventure about the Guitar Fish.

James Speight

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Guitar Fish

d efdasde The Shovelnose Guitar Fish Taxonomy Habitat and Distribution Food Distinguishing Features Life History Relevance to Humans Test Question Bibliography Kingdom Animalia Phylum Cordata Class Chondrichthyes Order Rajiformes Family Rhinobatidae Genus Rhinobatos Species Productus Sandy or muddy waters Bays, estuaries, and rocky reefs found in 12m-90m of water mollusks crustaceans worms sometimes will eat small fishes
Mostly Benthic Invertebrates Compressed body two equally sized dorsal fins large caudal fin and
wide caudal peduncle has a pointed head Caudal fin is missing a
distinct lower lobe inferior mouth position round pebble-like teeth counter shaded with gray spotted top 4-5 month gestation period 1 to 10 pups per litter reach maturity at: Females:7 years
Males: 8 years live to be about 11 years old not typically used as food considered to be Bycatch Bycatch: in the fishing industry, the part of the catch made up of non-target species. classified as "near threatened"
by the IUNC (International
Union for Conservation of Nature True or False? The Shovelnose Guitarfish
has very sharp teeth that it uses to hold on to its prey. Information: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/60171/0 http://www.arkive.org/shovelnose-guitarfish/rhinobatos-productus/info.html#glossaryTerm1 Picture http://www.photoshelter.com/image/l0000gQJfTJBmyE OMG DUDE The largest Shovelnose Guitarfish on record was 6.5 feet. Shovelnose Guitarfish can change colors like an octopus. Answer: False Today I will be telling you all about.... Now you know about the Shovelnose Guitarfish! average size at full maturity: 5 feet Now sit down and shut up!
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