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Loggerhead sea turtle

Loggerhead sea turtle

Scalloped hammerhead

Scalloped hammerhead

Blacktip reef shark

Blacktip reef shark

Whitespotted wedgefish

Whitespotted wedgefish

Ocellated eagle ray

Ocellated eagle ray

Flapnose ray

Flapnose ray

Round ribbontail ray

Round ribbontail ray

Leopard whipray

Leopard whipray

Giant grouper

Giant grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Bowmouth guitarfish

Bowmouth guitarfish

Zebra shark

Zebra shark

Spotted wobbegong

Spotted wobbegong

Golden trevally

Golden trevally

Blackside hawkfish

Blackside hawkfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Threadfin butterflyfish

Threadfin butterflyfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Common bluestripe snapper

Common bluestripe snapper

Five-lined snapper

Five-lined snapper

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Yellowbanded sweetlips

Yellowbanded sweetlips

Clown triggerfish

Clown triggerfish

Humphead wrasse

Humphead wrasse

Yellowbar angelfish

Yellowbar angelfish

King angelfish

King angelfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Snubnose pompano

Snubnose pompano

Indo-pacific tarpon

Indo-pacific tarpon

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Dark-banded fusilier

Dark-banded fusilier

Potato grouper

Potato grouper

Bowmouth guitarfish

Bowmouth guitarfish

Facts

LatinRhina ancylostoma
Size300 cm
FoodCrustaceans, mussels and snails
HabitatSand and mud bottoms by coral reefs and inshore
IUCN

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

LocationWestern Pacific Ocean
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Bowed mouth

The bowmouth guitarfish's wave-shaped mouth located on the underside of its head is perfect for eating bottom-dwelling fish. It catches crustaceans easily and crushes their hard shells with its small, close-set teeth.

Looks like a guitar

Just like the ray, the guitarfish has 'wings' that it uses to propel itself forward. The guitarfish's broad upper body and narrow back body give it the appearance of a guitar, from which it gets its name.

Head-butt

The guitarfish uses the spiked ridges on its head to defend itself with. It can literally head-butt its predator, the tiger shark.


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