Glaucostegus younholeei

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Glaucostegus younholeei Habib & Islam, 2001

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rhinopristiformes (Shovelnose rays) > Glaucostegidae (Giant guitarfishes)
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Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal. Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Bangladesh.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 93.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125646)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: body brownish or greyish with a narrowly wedge-shaped disc; a long narrow bluntly pointed snout (angle 31-40°); broad oblique nostrils with the narrow anterior opening; nostrils about half of the mouth width, subequal (0.98-1.33) to internasal width; ~55-57 nasal lamellae; anterior nasal flaps are slightly penetrating into internasal space, their interspace 2.20- 2.61 in length of the posterior nasal aperture; in adults the orbit is very small, diameter 8.19-11.62 in preorbital length, 2.25-2.69 in interorbital space; rostral ridges are almost joined along their entire length; margin of cranium sharply demarcated before eyes; spiracular folds are very short and widely separated; rough skin densely covered with small denticles, more coarsely granular on the dorsal surface than ventrally, enlarged between orbits and in a distinct band between nape and first dorsal fin; tail relatively longer, its length 1.15-1.48 in disc length; dorsal fins narrowly spaced, interspace 1.32-2.11 in base length of the first dorsal fin; clasper length in adult male 4.37-5.70 in total length (Ref. 125646).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Habib, K.A. and M.J. Islam, 2021. Description of a new species of giant guitarfish, Glaucostegus younholeei sp. nov. (Rhinopristiformes: Glaucostegidae) from the northern Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Zootaxa 4995(1):129-146. (Ref. 125646)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00138 - 0.01094), b=3.05 (2.82 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .