Backwater butterfly ray
Backwater butterfly ray Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes Order: Myliobatiformes Family: Gymnuridae Genus: Gymnura Species: G. natalensis Binomial name Gymnura natalensis
(Gilchrist & W. W. Thompson, 1911)
The backwater butterfly ray, butterfly ray, diamond ray, or short-tailed ray (Gymnura natalensis) is a species of fish in the Gymnuridae family. It is found in Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, possibly Kenya, and possibly Tanzania. Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, estuarine waters, and coastal saline lagoons. It is threatened by habitat loss.
- Wintner, S.P. 2005. Gymnura natalensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.
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