Gymnura micrura. Bloch & Schneider, Synonyms. Aetoplatea Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, ; Phanerocephalus Gratzianov, ; Pteroplatea Müller & Henle, The butterfly rays are the rays forming the genus Gymnura and the family Gymnuridae. Gymnura micrura. This diamond-shaped ray is much wider than it is long, usually 3 to 4 feet wide, and its short tail lacks the ray’s usual spine. PDF | An extensive taxonomic revision of Gymnura micrura based on external and internal morphology, and considering specimens from its entire geographical .

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Coloration The dorsal surface of this ray is gray, brown or light green, dotted and vermiculated with paler and darker spots. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Common English names for this species include: This is a small ray that does not possess a spine. Denticles The skin is relatively smooth with small denticles. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From Wikipedia, micruura free encyclopedia. Add your observation in Fish Gymunra Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

Gymnuridae Fowler Food Habits Feeds on fish and invertebrates, more specifically: It can vary from light brown to gray to greenish, with lighter or darker spots, and can manipulate its shading to blend better into its background.

The smooth butterfly ray is found in the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico. This page was last edited on 22 Gymnuuraat Retrieved 27 March Gymnura is derived from Greek roots and translates into ‘naked tail’.

Females of the northwestern Atlantic population pup when 25 inches 65 cm wide, and probably at smaller lengths.

Rays of the World. Distinctive Features This is a broad, diamond-shaped ray with a very short tail lacking a dorsal spine and a protruding snout. Retrieved mcrura ” https: This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Lower surface white Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Tail with low dorsal and ventral finfolds and 3 – 4 dark crossbars Ref.

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Retrieved 22 Feb Journal of Applied Ichthyology. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Therefore it represents little danger to humans. Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives.

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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Bloch and Schneider first described the smooth butterfly ray in Smooth gymnua rays are found in the western and eastern parts of the Atlantic Ocean Maryland to Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.

Uses editors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Danger to Humans This is a small ray that does not possess a spine. May enter brackish estuaries or hyper-saline lagoons Ref.

Florida Museum of Natural History”. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The ventral surface is white. Discover Fishes Gymnura micrura. Species of Gymnura in FishBase. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Importance to Humans Smooth butterfly rays are caught in minor fisheries. Smooth butterfly ray G. They are most commonly found in neritic waters, but are also known to enter brackish micryra and hypersaline lagoons. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.

Gymnura micrura

In the western Atlantic it occurs from Maryland to Brazil. Mucrura Bloch and Schneider first described the smooth butterfly ray in Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Exhibit ovoviparity aplacental viviparitywith embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional gymnnura from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures Ref.

The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses the conservation status of species. This ray can be distinguished from the spiny butterfly ray G. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Upper surface gray, brown, light green or purple with round spots.

Generally marketed salted Ref. Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the smooth butterfly ray The smooth butterfly ray is found in the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico. Biology Smooth butterfly ray: They tend to use countershading to blend in with the bottom of their environments in order to hide from predators and to catch prey.

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