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Guitar Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Guitar Fish seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Guitar Fish in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: email@example.com.
Artist Note: At times customers or anglers request us to use a reference photograph to paint by. If so our skilled artists will identify any unique characteristics in the photo which are later reflected in the completed paint scheme. This is why no two mounts are ever exactly alike and explains the differences you may see in the coloration of the various mounts. If you have a photo or description, please send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Atlantic guitarfish inhabits the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to the northern Gulf of Mexico and Yucatan, Mexico. Predominantly found in tropical coastal waters, this fish occasionally occurs in estuaries and freshwater habitats. These fish often bury themselves in sand, mud, or weedy bottoms near patch reefs. They can also be found along beaches anywhere from the shoreline to as far out as 98 feet deep (30 meters) and are believed to tolerate fresh, brackish, and marine water.
Guitarfish have the appearance of both a shark and a skate -- their bodies are dorso-ventrally flattened like a skate or ray and the tail has two dorsal fins similar to most sharks. The pectoral fins are fused to the head, creating a heart- or triangle-shaped head and body. A few tubercles are typically found on the tip of the snout. The origin of the first dorsal fin of the Atlantic guitarfish is behind the pelvic fins. The Atlantic guitarfish has no spine on its tail. Guitarfish swim somewhat as sharks do, by moving their thick tail and caudal fin in side-to-side motions. The Atlantic guitarfish also uses its pectoral fins for acceleration and maneuvering. Instead of swimming perfectly horizontal, the Atlantic guitarfish typically maintains a positive swimming angle with its head just slightly higher than its tail. The dorsal side of the Atlantic guitarfish is gray, olive brown, or chocolate brown and typically with white freckles covering the surface.
The coloration of the area on either side of the rostral cartilage is pale to translucent. The fins are usually slightly darker than the trunk of the fish and its ventral side is white to pale yellow in color. Both sexes of the Atlantic guitarfish have 56-80 blunt teeth in the upper jaw and 51-82 teeth in the lower. In the upper jaw eight to ten rows of teeth are functional and seven to nine rows of teeth are functional in the lower jaw of large guitarfish. The teeth are rectangular at the base with rounded corners and fit closely together. One of the smaller species of guitarfish, the Atlantic guitarfish only reaches a total length of approximately 30 inches (75.0 cm) . Males have been recorded at 29.5 inches total length (75.0 cm) and females at 29.9 inches total length (76.0 cm).
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.