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The bowmouth guitarfish is a very distinctive-looking ray that is found in tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific region. Its range extends from East Africa to Japan and Australia. It inhabits inshore areas over muddy or sandy bottoms and coral reefs. It usually is seen swimming alone.
The bowmouth guitarfish looks like a cross between a ray and a shark. The head and front of its body are flattened and broad, while the rest of the body and its dorsal fins resemble a shark. This species can reach almost 10 feet in length.
Stand in front of the giant window in the Ocean Voyager galley and watch for this strange looking animal.