Glaucostegus halavi 

Glaucostegus halavi 

Not yet settled in the Mediterranean Sea

photo credit: studiaprofi

Habitat and Ecology

Bentho-pelagic species living on sandy bottom in shallow tropical waters.


Mediterranean record: First record in Turkish waters (1997). Second occurence in southern Tunisia (2004).
Establishment must be confirmed.

Original distribution: Indian Ocean, from Red Sea to Persian and Oman Gulf.

Key references

  • Basusta N., Erdem U., Kumlu M. 1998. Two new fish records for the Turkish seas: round stingray Taeniura grabata and skate stingray Himantura uarnak (Dasyatidae). Israel Journal of Zoology 44(1): 65-66.
  • Souissi B.J., Golani D., Mejri H., Salem M.B., Capape C. 2007. First confirmed record of the Halave’s Guitarfish, Rhinobatos halavi (Forsskal, 1775)(Chondrichthyes: Rhinobatidae) in the Mediterranean Sea with a description of a case of albinism in elasmobranchs. Cahiers de biologie marine 48: 67-75.