A fairly common capture in sport trawl nets in the Lower Laguna Madre over mixed sand/sea grass bottom in approximately 2 meters depth during the summer of 2011. Released unharmed.
Persian gulf & mashhad museum
Washed up dead on the beach
Sharks and Rays (Subclass Elasmobranchii)
Observed swimming in the shallows at happy bay Long Island in the whitsundays
The Eastern Shovelnose Ray can be recognised by its wedge-shaped disc, its long triangular snout and its colouration. It is usually sandy-coloured above and may have darker blotches. The lower surface is white with irregular dark flecks. the species grows to 1.2 m in length. - See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Eastern-Shovelnose-Ray-Aptychotrema-rostrata/#sthash.MqSEHKTY.dpuf
The guitarfish are a family, Rhinobatidae, of rays. The guitarfish are known for an elongated body with a flattened head and trunk and small ray like wings. The combined range of the various species is tropical, subtropical and temperate waters worldwide. They often travel in large schools.