Shark jaw for sale – Bowmouth Guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma)

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Description of Jaw For Sale
This beautiful  jaw comes from a little known shark called the Bowmouth Guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma).  Rarely seen, this shark is found in some aquariums. The jaw is quite unique, and although it looks very similar to a Port Jackson shark jaw, it has a deep V notch on the upper jaw. Very interesting looking jaw. It is also called the shark ray or mud skate, and is a type of ray and the sole member of the family Rhinidae. Although it is unclear from where the Guitarfish evolved from, it may be related to guitarfish and skates. This rare species occurs widely in the tropical coastal waters of the western Indo Pacific, at depths of up to 90 m (300 ft). Highly distinctive in appearance, the bowmouth guitarfish has a wide and thick body with a rounded snout and large shark-like dorsal and caudal fin. It has multiple thorny ridges over its head and back. It has a dorsal color pattern of many white spots over a bluish gray to brown background, with a pair of prominent black markings over the pectoral fins. This large species can reach a length of 2.7 m (8.9 ft) and weight of 135 kg (298 lb).
Jaw Price
Asking price is AUD$150 plus postage.