butterfly ray


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Noun1.butterfly ray - a stingray with a short tail and a broad fin
stingray - large venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds
genus Gymnura, Gymnura - butterfly rays
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Florida's waters also support the magnificent coastal pelagic manta ray, clearnose skate, and the distinctive smooth butterfly ray, to name a few.
During the study period eight fish species were taken that can be described as southern or "Panamic Province" species including California halfbeaks (Hypor-hamphus rosae), bonefish (Albula vulpes), California needlefish (Strongylura exilis), shortfin corvina (Cynoscion parvipinnis), Pacific seahorse (Hippocampus ingens), California butterfly ray (Gymnura marmorata), banded guitarfish (Zapteryx exasperata), and red goatfish (Pseudupeneus grandisquamous).