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.