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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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However, he sampled from 1971 to 1972 after their abundance had declined greatly, plus he primarily caught shovelnose guitarfish in the fall and winter when embryonic development would be less advanced if they pupped and mated in the summer.
The conference also decided to extend protection measures for 18 more sharks including blacknose and sharpnose guitarfishes, which are highly valued for their fins and already considered endangered by many conservationists.
Regression curve adjusted for the time of anesthetic induction in Lesser Guitarfish Zapteryx brevirostris, submitted to different concentrations of eugenol.
At just 32cm long, the little one has a lot of growing to do, with adult Blackchin Guitarfish growing up to 1.8m long.
The Blackchin Guitarfish is on the conservation red-list, meaning it is close to extinction.
Ray, the fish seen in the video falls under the class "Chondrichthyes" that consists types of the cartilaginous fishes, including chimaeras or ratfishes, sharks, and batoids (rays, skates, guitarfish, and sawfishes).
Abundance, habitat use and movement patterns of the Shovelnose Guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus) in a restored southern California estuary.