Glaucostegus obtusus

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Taxonavigation: Rhinopristiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Rhinopristiformes

Familia: Glaucostegidae
Genus: Glaucostegus
Species: Glaucostegus obtusus


Glaucostegus obtusus (Müller & Henle, 1841)

  • Syntypes: (14) MNHN 0000-3470 (1), A-7855 (2), A-7857 (3), A-7912 (2), A-8585 (1, dry); ZMB 7589 (1, stuffed); ZSL uncat. (1, whereabouts unknown).

Type locality: Malabar, Pondichéry [Puducherry, India].

Etymology: obtusus (= blunt), referring to broad and blunt snout. (From: The ETYFish project)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Widenose Guitarfish



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