Acroteriobatus ocellatus (Norman, 1926)
Acroteriobatus ocellatus
photo by SFSA

Family:  Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)
Max. size:  81 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 60 - 185 m
Distribution:  South-West Indian Ocean: Mozambique to the western Cape, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  A guitarfish with a narrow, wedge-shaped snout and pectoral disc (Ref. 5578). Dorsal surface brown, with numerous blue-grey ocelli ringed with dark brown on the disc, head, fins, and tail (Ref. 3919).
Biology:  Rare species found offshore (Ref. 5578). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Probably caught by trawlers (Ref. 5578).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 April 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.11.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.19

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