SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=501) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Gymnuridae Butterfly rays



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Photo by Béarez, P.

Southeast Pacific

Gymnura afuerae (Hildebrand, 1946)

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Gymnura afuerae
[]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 400 cm WD
Gymnura altavela (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 73 cm WD
Gymnura australis (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

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

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific

Gymnura bimaculata (Norman, 1925)

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

Photo by Robertson, R.

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

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

 
Gymnura crooki
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 167 cm WD

 
Gymnura hirundo
[Madeira butterfly ray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

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

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gymnura japonica
[Japanese butterflyray]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm WD

 
Gymnura lessae
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

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

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

Photo by JAMARC

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

Photo by JAMARC
 
Gymnura micrura
[Smooth butterfly ray]

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnura natalensis
[Butterfly ray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

 
Gymnura sereti
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific

Gymnura tentaculata (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by FAO
 
Gymnura tentaculata
[Tentacled butterfly ray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

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

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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 73 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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