Madi Miyaru / މަޑި މިޔަރު
The guitarfish is a family of rays. They have a body form intermediate between those of sharks and rays, other often confused with sharks, especially when seen underwater for the first time. The tail has a typical shark-like form, but in many species the head has a triangular, or shovel-like shape, rather than the disc-shape formed by fusion with the pectoral fin found in other ray. Maldivian fisherman for example simply refer to them as sharks. The largest of their kind possible reach to 3 meters.
They are or most often seen while resting on the sandy bottoms in the vicinity of coral reefs. They swim in a shark like manner with lateral strokes of the tail and caudal fin not by undulating their pectoral fins like most rays do.