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gui·tar·fish

 (gĭ-tär′fĭsh′)
n. pl. guitarfish or gui·tar·fish·es
Any of various marine cartilaginous fishes chiefly of the family Rhinobatidae, having a flattened guitar-shaped body, with the pectoral fins fused to the sides of the head.

guitarfish

(ɡɪˈtɑːˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any marine sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, having a guitar-shaped body with a stout tail and occurring at the bottom of the sea

gui•tar•fish

(gɪˈtɑrˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, of warm seas, resembling a guitar in shape when seen from above.
[1900–1905]
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Noun1.guitarfish - primitive tropical bottom-dwelling ray with a guitar-shaped bodyguitarfish - primitive tropical bottom-dwelling ray with a guitar-shaped body
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
family Rhinobatidae, Rhinobatidae - primitive rays with guitar-shaped bodies
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These two species and the rhinobatid Aptychotrema vincentiana and the squatinid Squatina australis, which are also caught as bycatch by commercial fisheries, collectively contributed as much as 17% to the total biomass of the 172 species of fish caught during extensive trawling along the lower west coast of Australia (Hyndes et al.
In some parts of the world, the populations of several species of rhinobatid and squatinid have been so drastically depleted from overfishing that they have been listed as critically endangered (Morey et al.