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Atlantic Guitarfish Jaw Replica measures 10.6 inches wide. Atlantic Guitarfish Jaw Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Rhinobatos lentiginosus is the scientific name. Polyurethane cast private collection. Our precise Atlantic Guitarfish Jaw can be used as a teaching tool, museum jaw exhibit, home decor jaw, or office decor jaw.
The Atlantic guitarfish or Rhinobatos lentiginosus are a family, Rhinobatidae, of rays. The Atlantic guitarfish are known for an elongated body with a flattened head and trunk and small, ray-like wings. The combined range of the various species is tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate waters worldwide.
The Atlantic guitarfish or Rhinobatos lentiginosus is a long and slender fish with a laterally compressed body, and grows to about 20 to 30 ins. in length. The jaws are elongated and armed with sharp teeth. The pectoral, dorsal, and anal fins are situated well back on the body and the latter two are similar in appearance. Positioning the fins so far back gives greater flexibility to the body. The lateral line is set low on the flanks. The color of the body is bluish green with a silvery grey belly and the bones are green.
Atlantic guitarfish or Rhinobatos lentiginosus are pelagic fish which live close to the water surface. They eat small fish and have a migratory pattern similar to that of the mackerel, arriving a short time before the latter to spawn. Their association with mackerel has led to some older common names such as “mackerel guide” and “mackerel guardian”.
Atlantic guitarfish or Rhinobatos lentiginosus move into shallow waters in April and May and spawn in areas with eelgrass in May and June. In the autumn, Rhinobatos lentiginosus return to the open sea.
Guitarfish are oviparous and the eggs are often found attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg’s surface. Spawning for the Rhinobatos lentiginosus occurs in May and June among seagrass beds with the long sticky tendrils on the chorion adhering to the blades of the sea grasses. The juvenile Rhinobatos lentiginosus remain in shallower waters until such time as they attain sexual maturity.
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