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Southern Banded Guitarfish

Zapteryx xyster Jordan & Evermann 1896

Life Cycle

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Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures (Ref. 50449).
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Biology

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Benthic species of continental shelf on rocky and sandy bottoms to depths of 150 m. It is a night feeder, mainly on small fishes and prawns (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Maturity size of males at ca. 47 cm TL, females at ca. 45 cm TL. Species born at ca. 18 cm TL. It is a likely bycatch of gillnet and prawn trawl fisheries (Ref. 114953).
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Southern banded guitarfish

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The southern banded guitarfish (Zapteryx xyster), also known as the witch guitarfish, is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family found at reefs and other habitats from shallow water to a depth of 90 m (300 ft) in the tropical East Pacific.[2] It ranges from Mazatlan, Mexico, to Colombia, but it likely also occurs off Ecuador and Peru.[1] It is closely related to the more northernly distributed banded guitarfish (Z. exasperata).[3] It very related in zoos now

References

  1. ^ a b Kyne, P.M.; Charvet, P.; Areano, E.M.; Avalos, C.; Cevallos, A.; Espinoza, M.; González, A.; Herman, K.; Mejía-Falla, P.A.; Morales-Saldaña, J.M.; Navia, A.F.; Velez-Zuazo, X. (2020). "Zapteryx xyster". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T60178A124448370. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T60178A124448370.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, R.; Pauly, D. "Zapteryx xyster, Witch guitarfish". www.fishbase.org. World Wide Web electronic publication. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ Kyne, P.M.; Charvet, P.; Areano, E.M.; Avalos, C.; Cevallos, A.; Espinoza, M.; González, A.; Herman, K.; Mejía-Falla, P.A.; Morales-Saldaña, J.M.; Navia, A.F.; Velez-Zuazo, X. (2020). "Zapteryx xyster". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T60178A124448370. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T60178A124448370.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
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Southern banded guitarfish: Brief Summary

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The southern banded guitarfish (Zapteryx xyster), also known as the witch guitarfish, is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family found at reefs and other habitats from shallow water to a depth of 90 m (300 ft) in the tropical East Pacific. It ranges from Mazatlan, Mexico, to Colombia, but it likely also occurs off Ecuador and Peru. It is closely related to the more northernly distributed banded guitarfish (Z. exasperata). It very related in zoos now

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