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butterfly ray Line breaks: butter|fly ray

Definition of butterfly ray in English:


A small ray of warm coastal waters with very broad triangular fins.
  • Family Gymnuridae and genus Gymnura: several species, including G. natalensis
Example sentences
  • A huge ray is cruising into the distance but I can just make out its beautiful markings and wider-than-normal wings that suggest it's a butterfly ray, a species I've never seen before.
  • Some stingray species do not possess stings, such as some of the butterfly rays and devil rays.
  • There are common turtle sightings, butterfly rays, bull rays, octopus, cuttlefish and lots and lots of fish!
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