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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Gymnuridae Butterfly rays

Genus: Gymnura

(See list of species below)



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Southeast Pacific

Gymnura afuerae (Hildebrand, 1946)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Gymnura afuerae
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 400 cm WD
Gymnura altavela (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Gymnura altavela
[Spiny butterfly ray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 94 cm WD
Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Gymnura australis
[Australian butterfly ray]



Northwest Pacific

Gymnura bimaculata (Norman, 1925)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnura bimaculata
[Twin-spot butterfly ray]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Gymnura crebripunctata (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnura crebripunctata
[Longsnout butterfly ray]
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Gymnura crooki
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 167 cm WD

 
Gymnura hirundo
[Madeira butterfly ray]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnura japonica (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnura japonica
[Japanese butterflyray]
No picture found

Max. Length 110 cm WD

 
Gymnura lessae
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Gymnura marmorata (Cooper, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gymnura marmorata
[California butterfly ray]



Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 137 cm WD
Gymnura micrura (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Gymnura micrura
[Smooth butterfly ray]



Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 250 cm WD
Gymnura natalensis (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1911)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnura natalensis
[Butterfly ray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 250 cm WD
Gymnura poecilura (Shaw, 1804)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gymnura poecilura
[Long-tailed butterfly ray]
No picture found


 
Gymnura sereti
[]



Western Central Pacific

Gymnura tentaculata (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gymnura tentaculata
[Tentacled butterfly ray]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 106 cm WD
Gymnura zonura (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnura zonura
[Zonetail butterfly ray]



16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnura afuerae Southeast Pacific 1946
Gymnura altavela Spiny butterfly ray Western Atlantic 400 WD 1758
Gymnura australis Australian butterfly ray Indo-West Pacific 94 WD 1886
Gymnura bimaculata Twin-spot butterfly ray Northwest Pacific 1925
Gymnura crebripunctata Longsnout butterfly ray Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL 1869
Gymnura crooki Northwest Pacific 1934
Gymnura hirundo Madeira butterfly ray Eastern Central Atlantic 167 WD 1843
Gymnura japonica Japanese butterflyray Northwest Pacific 100 TL 1850
Gymnura lessae Western Atlantic 110 WD 2017
Gymnura marmorata California butterfly ray Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1864
Gymnura micrura Smooth butterfly ray Southwestern Atlantic 137 WD 1801
Gymnura natalensis Butterfly ray Southeast Atlantic and We 250 WD 1911
Gymnura poecilura Long-tailed butterfly ray Indo-Pacific 250 WD 1804
Gymnura sereti Eastern Atlantic 2017
Gymnura tentaculata Tentacled butterfly ray Western Central Pacific 1841
Gymnura zonura Zonetail butterfly ray Eastern Indian Ocean and 106 WD 1852



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