|Giant guitarfish (G. typus)|
Last, Séret & Naylor, 2016
Glaucostegus, also known as giant guitarfishes, is a genus of large Indo-Pacific rays, with a single species, G. cemiculus, in the East Atlantic and Mediterranean. They were formerly classified in the family Rhinobatidae but are now recognized as a distinct family, Glaucostegidae.
Their upperparts are uniform pale yellowish, brownish or greyish, and the nose is pale. Most are large, reaching 1.7–3 m (5.6–9.8 ft) in length depending on the exact species involved, except for the small G. obtusus that is less than 1 m (3.3 ft).
- Glaucostegus cemiculus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1817) (Blackchin guitarfish)
- Glaucostegus granulatus Cuvier, 1829 (Sharpnose guitarfish)
- Glaucostegus halavi Forsskål, 1775 (Halavi guitarfish)
- Glaucostegus obtusus (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Widenose guitarfish)
- Glaucostegus thouin (Anonymous, 1798) (Clubnose guitarfish)
- Glaucostegus typus (E. T. Bennett, 1830) (Giant guitarfish)
- Last; White; de Carvalho; Séret; Stehmann; and Naylor, eds. (2016). Rays of the World. CSIRO. pp. 110–116. ISBN 9780643109148.
- Last, P.R., Séret, B. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2016). "A new species of guitarfish, Rhinobatos borneensis sp. nov. with a redefinition of the family-level classification in the order Rhinopristiformes (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea)". Zootaxa. 4117 (4): 451–475. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4117.4.1.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). Species of Glaucostegus in FishBase. July 2017 version.
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