Gymnura altavela

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
GymnuridaeGymnura altavela(Linnaeus)1758Spiny Butterfly Ray

Gymnura altavela

Unique Characters: Tail with 1 or more serrated spines. Posterior margin of spiracle with distinct tentacle.

Similar Species: Smooth Buttefly Ray Gymnura micrura. Tail without serrated spines. No tentacle on posterior margin of spiracle.

Smooth Butterfly Ray - Gymnura micrura
Smooth Butterfly Ray – Gymnura micrura

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