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Bluntnose Fiddlefish

Acroteriobatus blochii (Müller & Henle 1841)

Diagnostic Description

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A guitarfish with a broadly pointed snout and a broad pectoral disc (Ref. 5578). Plain brown above, young with white spots (Ref. 5578).
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Cristina V. Garilao
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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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Susan M. Luna
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Biology

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A rare and unknown species found inshore, in shallow bays and off sandy beaches (Ref. 5578). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Reaches 96 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
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Bluntnose guitarfish

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The bluntnose guitarfish or fiddlefish (Rhinobatos blochii) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are shallow seas and estuarine waters. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Bluntnose guitarfish: Brief Summary

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The bluntnose guitarfish or fiddlefish (Rhinobatos blochii) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are shallow seas and estuarine waters. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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