Guitarfish caught in TurkeyHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
23. November 2011
Date: reported on 19. November 2011.
Location: Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey.
Species: Guitarfish (Rhinobatos spp.), male.
Size: said to be 140 cm in length, 10 kg.
The specimen was caught in the waters near Bodrum,
a port city in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey.
Two species of guitarfish occur in the Mediterranean Sea:
the common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) and the
blackchin guitarfish (Rhinobatos cemiculus).
Both species are currently classified as ‘endangered’ by
the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Source and Photo Credit: Bodrum Baskisi