Gymnura hirundo (Lowe, 1843)
Madeira butterfly ray
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Family:  Gymnuridae (Butterfly rays)
Max. size:  167 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: Madeira Islands. Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil. Validity of this species questioned in Compagno's 1999 checklist (Ref. 35766).
Biology:  Holotype measured 167 cm WD (Ref. 4439). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.12.99
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 25.02.04

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