A Giant Shovelnose Ray, Glaucostegus typus, at Sydney Aquarium.
The species can be recognised by its large size (up to 2.7 m), long snout, rounded pectoral fin tips and denticles along the dorsal midline.
It occurs widely in the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is known from tropical and warm temperate waters.
Last Updated: 2 July 2014
Giant Shovelnose Ray,
rounded pectoral fin tips,
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Giant Shovelnose Ray at Living Reef View full size
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