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Glaucostegus typus


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lexID:
5027 
AphiaID:
280875 
Scientific:
Glaucostegus typus 
German:
Riesengeigenrochen 
English:
Giant Shovelnose Ray 
Category:
Rockor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Rhinopristiformes (Order) > Glaucostegidae (Family) > Glaucostegus (Genus) > typus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Anonymous [Bennett], ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Australien, Fiji, Filippinerna, Indiska Oceanen, Indonesien, Malaysia, Papua Nya Guinea, Salomonöarna, Singapore, Thailand, Västra Stillahavet 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 270cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Edible crab, Rock shrimps, Hummer, Krabbor, Languster, Musslor, Räkor, Sjöborrar, Skaldjur, Sniglar 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-11 00:49:05 

Husbandry

(Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Special thanks for the fotos to Macus Weidemann (zoafanatics) and Johnny Jensen, Danmark!

Distribution:
Indo-West Pacific: Thailand to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, south to Australia. Records from the south coast of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Myanmar need confirmation.

Biology:
Occurs inshore and offshore, from the intertidal to offshore continental and insular shelves.
Adults are found offshore waters while young individuals are found inshore on sand flats, around atolls, and in mangrove swamps.
Feeds on shellfish. Ovoviviparous.
Reported to live and breed permanently in fresh water.
Probably the major commercial guitarfish in the Western Central Pacific.
Caught regularly by demersal tangle net fisheries operating throughout the area.
Utilized for its meat, fins (both very high value), skin and cartilage.
Reported to attain a maximum length of 4 m.

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