• Nome científico: Rhinoptera bonasus
• Classe: Fish
• Hábitos alimentares: Carnivore
• Status de conservação: Near threatened
Informações gerais:It is a gregarious species, forming large groups during migratory periods.
Dieta:In the natural environment it feeds mainly on a variety of mollusks and other benthic animals. At the São Paulo Aquarium, various types of fish, squid, shrimp and seafood are offered.
Distribuição geográfica:Tropical and temperate coast (only in regions of warmer water) of the Atlantic Ocean.
Conservação:There are currently no threats from commercial fishing, but there is little information about the species contribution to artisanal fishing.
Habitat:It occurs in marine and brackish areas, usually being close to bays and estuaries.
Reprodução:They are aplacental viviparous (or ovoviviparous), that is, their embryos develop initially in an egg capsule full of calf, as the embryo grows, it also absorbs a uterine mucus enriched with protein and fat. Individuals are born fully formed.
Localização no Aquário de São Paulo:Marine World Sector.