Rhynchobatus luebberti Ehrenbaum, 1915
African wedgefish
photo by FAO

Family:  Rhinidae (Wedgefishes)
Max. size:  300 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 35 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Congo to Mauritania.
Biology:  Benthic (Ref. 114953). Occurs in shallow coastal waters, more or less stationary. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Adults feed mainly on small bony fishes and invertebrates. Females have litters of 2-5 pups. Maturity size unknown but born at 79-85 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (A2ad+3d+4ad) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 08.08.19
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