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guitarfish:

see rayray,
extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
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guitarfish

[gə′tär‚fish]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for fishes composing the family Rhinobatidae.
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Reduce the combined daily bag limit for rays, skates and guitarfish less than 1.
After struggle of about 25 minutes they were able to haul this guitarfish on board and then released it successfully.
The lips of its mouth, on the underside of its head, looked almost human, with their faint gray smile, as they always do with a guitarfish.
The smooth-hound bignose shark guitarfish stingray eagle ray and cownose ray are some of the cartilaginous fish that live in the northeastern Mediterranean and are occasionally found in the nets of fishermen.
The global market for shark fins used in shark fin soup is a major factor in the depletion of not only sharks but also some rays with valuable fins, such as guitarfish.
GUITAR HERO Andy Copeland with his guitarfish of 45lb 12oz taken while on holiday in the Gambia.
Catfish, mullet, jacks, croakers, cowfish, guitarfish, stingrays, crabs and crayfish, are common meals for the lemon shark.
Dani Golany, a marine biologist from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who inspected the photos of the humanlike face-fish, said it is a common guitarfish that is common to the eastern Mediterranean.
19 There is a curiously-shaped order of fish called guitarfish - or banjo sharks or fiddler rays.
Sharks' closest relatives aren't normal fish--they're rays, skates, guitarfish, and sawfish, a group known as elasmobranchs.
Among species offered are hoki, red snapper, cod, saithe, catfish and guitarfish.
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