Giant Guitarfish (Rhynchobatus djiddensis)

Also known as Giant Sandshark, Guitarfish, Ploughfish, Sandshark, Sandy, Sharkfin Guitarfish, Sharkray, Shovelnose, Spotted Guitarfish, Wedgefish, Whitespot Giant Guitarfish, White-spotted Guitarfish, White-spotted Shovelnose, White-spotted Shovelnose Guitarfish, White-spotted Shovelnose Ray, White-spotted Wedgefish

Description

Also known as Giant Sandshark, Guitarfish, Ploughfish, Sandshark, Sandy, Sharkfin Guitarfish, Sharkray, Shovelnose, Spotted Guitarfish, Wedgefish, Whitespot Giant Guitarfish, White-spotted Guitarfish, White-spotted Shovelnose, White-spotted Shovelnose Guitarfish, White-spotted Shovelnose Ray, White-spotted Wedgefish.

Found singly resting on the bottoms over shallow inshore waters and estuaries.
They feed on bivalves, crustaceans, small fish and squid.
Length - 300cm
Depth - 1-75m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Guitarfish catch their prey by using a suction method called "jumping jacks" when jumping out of the water. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5503

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