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Clubnose guitarfish

(Glaucostegus thouin)

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Description

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.There are also old unconfirmed records from the Mediterranean and Suriname 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

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Rhinopristiformes
Family:Glaucostegidae
Genus:Glaucostegus
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