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Family: Gymnuridae Butterfly rays

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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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