Clubnose guitarfish

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Clubnose guitarfish
Rhinobates thouini Day 190.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae
Genus: Glaucostegus
Species: G. thouin
Binomial name
Glaucostegus thouin
(Anonymous, referred to Lacépède, 1798)

The clubnose guitarfish, (Glaucostegus thouin) is a vulnerable species of ray in the Rhinobatidae family. It is found from shallow coastal waters to a depth of 60 m (200 ft) in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from India to Southeast Asia, and also in the Red Sea.[1][2] There are also old unconfirmed records from the Mediterranean and Suriname.[1][3]

It reaches up to 3 m (9.8 ft) in length, but typically is less than 2.5 m (8.2 ft).It is pale yellowish or brownish with a pale snout. It has an unusual club-like tip of the snout, which separates it from other members of the genus Glaucostegus.[2]


  1. ^ a b c White, W.T. & Marshall, A.D. 2005. Rhinobatos thouin. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Last; White; de Carvalho; Séret; Stehmann; and Naylor, eds. (2016). Rays of the World. CSIRO. p. 115. ISBN 9780643109148. 
  3. ^ Pollerspöck, J.; and & N. Straube. "Glaucostegus thouin (Anonymous, 1798)". Shark-references. Retrieved 7 July 2017.