Mostly seen in Cabo in winter and spring – early summer, January to June/July, in water temperatures of 15-23 C/60-73 F.
When the water is at its coldest, in spring, time comes for the breeding season. Male and female Guitarfish go to shallow lagoons and bays of Baja California to find a mate. Females reach maturity when they are 57-77 cm long, and males at 64-70 cm. Guitarfish are Ovoviviparous. Like many other rays and skates, the babies start off inside eggs, inside the mother. While they are in their egg, they feed on the yoke. Once that’s all done, they get nourished by the mother, indirectly absorbing fats, proteins and such through specialized structures. After a short, 4-5 months gestation period, the mother gives birth to 4-11 live pups, 15-18 cm long each. There’s not enough information to know where exactly the nursing grounds are, but neonates have been found in San Ignacio and other lagoons, and pregnant females are often caught in gill nets in other embayments In Baja California.