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Critically Endangered - #93 Bowmouth Guitarfish (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugAug 24, 2022, 8:02:12 AM

The Bowmouth Guitarfish or also known as the Shark Ray and the Mud Skate is a species of ray that can be found in tropical water in the Indo-pacific Oceans and is listed as critically endangered. 

Reasons for critically endangered status - Fishing, habitat destruction & degradation.

Conservation efforts - 

  • They live in captivity
  • There are breeding programs in place.

 Bowmouth Guitarfish Facts -

Science Name: Rhina ancylostoma

Size: 2.7 m 

Weight: 135 kg

Native Locations: Indo-pacific Oceans (tropical)

Lifespan: 7 years

Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)


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