The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Rhynchobatus cooki Last, Kyne & Compagno, 2016

Clown wedgefish, Roughnose wedgefish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Clark-Shen et al., 2019).



Unknown (Asian waters).












Original scientific description:

Last, P. R., Kyne, P. M. and Compagno, L. J. V. (2016). A new species of wedgefish Rhynchobatus cooki (Rhinopristiformes, Rhinidae) from the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa 4139(2): 233-247. [Abstract]


Other references:

Clark-Shen, Naomi et al. (2019). Not yet extinct: Rhynchobatus cooki is found after being unseen for over 20 years. Pacific Conservation Biology. doi: [Abstract]

Kyne, P. M., Rigby, C. L. and Last, P. R. (2019). Rhynchobatus cooki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T60181A151858712. Downloaded on 18 October 2019.


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