Acroteriobatus variegatus (Nair & Lal Mohan, 1973)
Stripenose guitarfish
Acroteriobatus variegatus
photo by Vishnuraj, RS

Family:  Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 40 m
Distribution:  Northern Indian Ocean: India and Sri Lanka.
Biology:  A demersal species found inshore on continental shelf. Reports from 366 m are probably erroneous. Males mature at ca. 58 cm TL, females by 62 cm TL; born at 18-20 cm TL (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Produces litters of up to 6 pups (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 08 February 2017 (A2cd+3cd) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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