Native to Singapore, critically endangered ray prized for fins to get better protection

The shovelnose ray (Rhynochobatus australiae), a Singapore native also known as the bottlenose wedgefish, will soon get better protection.
The shovelnose ray (Rhynochobatus australiae), a Singapore native also known as the bottlenose wedgefish, will soon get better protection.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - The name might be unfamiliar but many diners would recognise the delicacy served to them at restaurants as "shark head".

Many might not know as well that it is a critically endangered species.

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