Butterfly ray

The spiny butterfly ray or giant butterfly ray, Gymnura altavela, is a species of butterfly ray, family Gymnuridae, native to the shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Butterfly ray lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range 5 - 100 m environment.

The butterfly rays are a group of rays in the family Gymnuridae. They are found in warm oceans worldwide, and occasionally in estuaries. More

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The longtail butterfly ray, Gymnura poecilura, is a species of butterfly ray, family Gymnuridae. It has a wide but apparently non-continuous distribution in the Indo-West Pacific, occurring in the Red Sea, Somalia, and Oman, and from Pakistan to Indonesia to southern Japan. More

Bloch and Schneider first described the smooth butterfly ray in 1801. The genus Gymnura of the currently accepted scientific name is derived from the Greek word gymnos meaning naked. Synonyms for Gymnura micrura include Pteroplatea micrura, Raja micrura and Gymnura micura. More

Linnaeus first described the spiny butterfly ray in 1758. The genus Gymnura of the currently accepted scientific name is derived from the Greek word gymnos meaning naked. More

The butterfly rays are a group of raysBatoidea Batoidea is a superorder of Chondrichthyes containing more than 500 described species in thirteen families. They are commonly known as rays, but that term is also used specifically for batoids in the order Rajiformes, the "true rays".... More

Butterfly ray footprints or beds (indentations left in the sand) can often be seen days after the animal has moved on. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans, mollusks and plankton. Reproduction: Ovoviviparous. 4-7 embryos. Gestation lasts for about 6 months. More

The Scattersand Butterfly Ray is a common inhabitant of the waters found in the inner seas of the Scattersand Shoals. More

Find out more information about the Spiny Butterfly Ray in the Elasmodiver Field Guide. More

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Family : Butterfly rays ; In coastal waters , estuaries and lagoons , but occasionally also in greater depths. Ovoviviparous. Common Names - Click on the language to view common names. More

Australian Butterfly Ray - Gymnura australis Australian Butterfly Ray - Gymnura australis Web 640x459 (57kb) More

Common names

Aeroplanke in Albanian (Shqip)
Altavela in Italian (Italiano)
Arraia-borboleta in Portuguese (Português)
Arraia-manteiga in Portuguese (Português)
Avejão in Portuguese (Português)
Bâsternâk in Arabic (‫العربية)
Borboleta in Portuguese (Português)
Breamanta in Portuguese (Português)
Bugghiu in Italian (Italiano)
Butterfly ray in English
Choucka bastarda in French (français)
Doornvlinderrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Farfett in Maltese (Malti)
Gavila in Italian (Italiano)
Giant butterfly ray in English
Ignelivatoz in Turkish (Türkçe)
Isoperhosrausku in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kazikkuyruk baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kazıkkuyruk balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Khop in Wolof (Wollof)
Köppor in Wolof (Wollof)
Leptirica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Manta in English
Manta in Spanish (español)
Manteddu in Italian (Italiano)
Mantellina in Catalan (Català)
Mantellina in Spanish (español)
Mariposa in Portuguese (Português)
Mariposa in Spanish (español)
Marmorerad fjärilsrocka in Swedish (Svenska)
Masca in French (français)
Milá in Spanish (español)
Motýlovec trnitý in Czech (česky)
Mourine bâtarde in French (français)
Pastenague ailée in French (français)
Pastigue de Columna in French (français)
Pastinaca in Italian (Italiano)
Pastinaca in Spanish (español)
Peitschenrochen in German (Deutsch)
Pigrokke in Danish (dansk)
Pilrokke in Danish (dansk)
Pilrokke in Norwegian (Norsk)
Pilskate in Norwegian (Norsk)
Pisciu vela in Italian (Italiano)
Platyselacho in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Platyselacho in Greek, Modern (1453)
Ptaszyca in Polish (polski)
Raia in Portuguese (Português)
Raia-amarela in Portuguese (Português)
Raia-borboleta in Portuguese (Português)
Raia-gererera in Portuguese (Português)
Raia-manteiga in Portuguese (Português)
Raie aigle in French (français)
Raie papillon in French (français)
Raie-papillon Èpineuse in French (français)
Raies papillon in French (français)
raya de papel in Spanish (español)
Raya mariposa in Spanish (español)
Raya mariposa espinuda in Spanish (español)
Rayamariposa in Spanish (español)
Sálahi trygéna in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Sálahi trygéna in Greek, Modern (1453)
Schmetterlingsrochen in German (Deutsch)
Siba zutulja in Serbian (српски језик)
spiny butterfly ray in English
Stechrochen in German (Deutsch)
Stingrocka in Swedish (Svenska)
Stor sommerfuglerokke in Danish (dansk)
Tavela in Italian (Italiano)
Tavila in Italian (Italiano)
Trigóna in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Trigóna in Greek, Modern (1453)
Uge-manta in Portuguese (Português)
Uge-mata in Portuguese (Português)
Vaca in Spanish (español)
Vela in Spanish (español)
Vela italiana in Spanish (español)
Vela latina in Spanish (español)
Vela-latina in Portuguese (Português)
Volina in Serbian (српски језик)
Vugghiu mantellinu in Italian (Italiano)
Πλατυσέλαχο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Πλατυσέλαχο in Greek, Modern (1453)
Σαλάχι πλατύπτερο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
скат-бабочка обыкновенная in Russian (русский язык)
大燕魟 in Chinese (中文)
大燕魟 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Gymnuridae
Genus : Gymnura
Species : Gymnura altavela
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758