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Acroteriobatus annulatus (Guitarfish; Lesser guitarfish; Lesser sandshark; Sandshark)

Synonyms: Rhinobatos annulatus; Rhinobatus annulatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The lesser guitarfish or lesser sandshark (Rhinobatos annulatus) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family. It is found in Angola, Namibia, South Africa, and possibly Mozambique. Its natural habitats are shallow seas and estuarine waters. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Acroteriobatus annulatus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve II 256073 Western Cape, South Africa  
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  


Carcharhinus brachyurus (Shark)[1]
Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)[1]
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)[1]
Carcharias taurus (Spotted sand tiger shark)[2]
Notorynchus cepedianus (Tiger shark)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Newport Aquarium


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southeast; Benguela Current; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Western; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Southeast Atlantic: Namibia to central Natal, South Africa. Record from Madagascar is uncertain (Ref. 3919).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2The diet of the ragged-tooth shark Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, MJ Smale, African Journal of Marine Science 2005, 27(1): 331–335
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