Orange County, California, US
South Monastery Beach (Carmel River Beach) at about 18 ' depth.
Mud Skate at Sydney Sea Life Aquarium
Common Shovelnose Ray at Sydney Sea Life Aquarium
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.
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.