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Stripenose Guitarfish

Acroteriobatus variegatus (Nair & Lal Mohan 1973)

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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A demersal species found inshore on continental shelf. Reports from 366 m are probably erroneous. Males mature at ca. 58 cm TL, females by 62 cm TL; born at 18-20 cm TL (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Produces litters of up to 6 pups (Ref. 114953).
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Stripenose guitarfish

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The stripenose guitarfish (Acroteriobatus variegatus) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family endemic to the eastern coast of India, and Sri Lanka. Its natural habitat is in the neritic zone.[1]

Habitat

The stripenose guitarfish lives mainly at the depths of 10 to 40 meters, although specimens of the stripenose guitarfish have been collected at 366 meters. There is some information that indicates that they prefer coral reefs.[1]

Size

The stripenose guitarfish is a small fish, with males reaching up to 65 centimeters in length and 75 centimeters for females.. They have a small litter size, usually giving birth to 1 from 4 and at most 6. The generation length of each fish is around five years.[1]

Endangerment

The population of the stripenose guitarfish is declining significantly due to fishing by trawlers on the coast of India and Sri Lanka.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Kyne, P.M., Simpfendorfer, C., Bineesh, K.K., Moore, A., Jabado, R.W. & Valinassab, T. 2017. Acroteriobatus variegatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T161476A109905030. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T161476A109905030.en. Accessed on 05 February 2022.
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Stripenose guitarfish: Brief Summary

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The stripenose guitarfish (Acroteriobatus variegatus) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family endemic to the eastern coast of India, and Sri Lanka. Its natural habitat is in the neritic zone.

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