One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small ray of warm coastal waters with very broad triangular fins.
Family Gymnuridae and genus Gymnura: several species, including G. natalensis
- ‘The butterfly rays are among the most handsome and graceful of the rays.’
- ‘Some stingray species do not possess stings, such as some of the butterfly rays and devil rays.’
- ‘Our divers on Tuesday's dive (Chris and Tim) were absolutely thrilled to witness one of our most beautiful rays, the marbled butterfly ray, at Playa Paraiso.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There are common turtle sightings, butterfly rays, bull rays, octopus, cuttlefish and lots and lots of fish!’
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