Definition of Butterfly ray

1. Noun. A stingray with a short tail and a broad fin.

Generic synonyms: Stingray
Group relationships: Genus Gymnura, Gymnura

Definition of Butterfly ray

1. Noun. A ray (gloss fish) of the family Gymnuridae (or, by some accounts, the subfamily Gymnurinae). ¹

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Literary usage of Butterfly ray

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"SAND SKATE; butterfly ray. It can be found This ray is very common in this region. Most of the specimens seen are less than a foot in width. ..."

2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... the butterfly-ray, has the disk very much broader than long, and the trivial tail is very short, its little spine more often lost than present. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... butterfly-ray, sting-ray, common skate, squid, lobster, spider-crab, king-crab, snapping-turtle, painted turtle and spotted turtle were used. ..."

4. Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society by New York Zoological Society (1913)
"Received in poor condition 2 weeks Family DASYATIDAE. Common Sting-ray or Stingaree, Dasyatis Centura 3 months Butterfly-ray, ..."

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