It inhabits sandy or muddy seabeds at depths of 9 to 100 metres. Its grainy skin is an even beige, allowing it to blend in with the sand. It feeds on bottom-dwelling fish and invertebrates.
This species is ovoviviparous, meaning it ovulates and the eggs later hatch inside the mother’s body. The guitarfish has one or two clutches a year, with four to six embryos each.