Acroteriobatus zanzibarensis (Norman, 1926)
Zanzibar guitarfish
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Family:  Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known from the type locality, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Biology:  A benthic species on inner continental shelf; rarely caught and its life history is unknown. Reports to 205 cm TL are likely to be erroneous. Males mature at ca. 64 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 02 February 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 30.10.00
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.19

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