HRocking with the Guitar
It’s SHARK WEEK here at Camp E&E by the Sea! We love our cartilaginous friends and we are so excited for our campers to meet a few sharks and one of their relatives in the ray family. These creatures have been calling the world’s oceans home for over 400 million years. Today we’re going to meet a member of the ray family- the shovelnose guitarfish.
Shovelnose Guitarfish Fun Facts:
- Shovelnose guitarfish are members of the ray family.
- They look like you combined a ray and shark all in one.
- They range in color from olive to grey to tan.
- Females are larger than males.
- These bottom dwellers eat mollusks, crustaceans and fish.
- Shovelnose guitarfish are listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.
- They have a row of spines along their back near the tail.
These amazing fish are so neat! Can you guess why they are called guitarfish? They are shaped like a guitar, but they have no strings attached! Hahaha!!