Halavi guitarfish

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Halavi guitarfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Rajiformes
Family: Rhinobatidae
Genus: Glaucostegus
Species: G. halavi
Binomial name
Glaucostegus halavi
(Forsskål, 1775)
  • Rhinobatus halavi (Forsskål , 1775)
  • Raja halavi Forsskål, 1775

The halavi guitarfish (Glaucostegus halavi) [1] is a species of ray found in the Indo-West Pacific (Red Sea to Gulf of Oman, with unconfirmed records in the area east of Oman). It feeds on small molluscs and bony fishes.[2] Its name is derived from the Arabic word حلاوي (halawi).[3]


  1. ^ a b Simpfendorfer, C., Jabado, R., Moore, A., Al Mamari, T. & Grandcourt, E. 2017. Glaucostegus halavi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T161408A109902367. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T161408A109902367.en. Downloaded on 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/10804
  3. ^ an Arabic zoological dictionary by Maj. - General Amin Malouf, M. D. 3rd edition 1985 page 203 and in Arabic معجم الحيوان للفريق امين المعلوف الطبعة الثالثة 1985 دار الرائد العربي ص 203