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
Found dead on Imperial Beach
Orange County, California, US
1.5m. Shovel nosed shark
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.