Acroteriobatus blochii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Bluntnose guitarfish
Acroteriobatus blochii
photo by SFSA

Family:  Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: South Africa (Cape Province) to Namibia (where it is common in Walvis Bay). Records from Angola, Senegal and Mauritania are uncertain (Ref. 114953).
Diagnosis:  A guitarfish with a broadly pointed snout and a broad pectoral disc (Ref. 5578). Plain brown above, young with white spots (Ref. 5578).
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 April 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.04.93
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 08.08.19
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.11.96

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