Animal Species:Giant Guitarfish, Rhynchobatus laevis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
The fish in the video below is most likely a Giant Guitarfish. They are sometimes very difficult to identify underwater. Thank you to Dr Peter Last for his identification.
Standard Common Name
Sandshark, Shovelnose Shark, Smoothnose Wedgefish
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology