Butterfly ray
Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow-tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See {Skate}. [1913 Webster]

{Bishop ray}, a yellow-spotted, long-tailed eagle ray ({Stoasodon n[`a]rinari}) of the Southern United States and the West Indies.

{Butterfly ray}, a short-tailed American sting ray ({Pteroplatea Maclura}), having very broad pectoral fins.

{Devil ray}. See {Sea Devil}.

{Eagle ray}, any large ray of the family {Myliobatid[ae]}, or {[AE]tobatid[ae]}. The common European species ({Myliobatis aquila}) is called also {whip ray}, and {miller}.

{Electric ray}, or {Cramp ray}, a torpedo.

{Starry ray}, a common European skate ({Raia radiata}).

{Sting ray}, any one of numerous species of rays of the family {Trygonid[ae]} having one or more large, sharp, barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also {stingaree}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Butterfly ray — Taxobox name = Butterfly rays image caption = Smooth butterfly ray, Gymnura micrura regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Rajiformes familia = Gymnuridae subdivision ranks = Genera… …   Wikipedia

  • butterfly ray — atlantinė drugelinė raja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gymnura altavela angl. butterfly ray; giant ray; spiny ray rus. атлантический скат бабочка ryšiai: platesnis terminas – drugelinės rajos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • butterfly ray — noun A ray of the family Gymnuridae (or, by some accounts, the subfamily Gymnurinae) …   Wiktionary

  • butterfly ray —       any of several stingray (q.v.) species in the family Gymnuridae. * * * …   Universalium

  • butterfly ray — noun a stingray with a short tail and a broad fin • Hypernyms: ↑stingray • Member Holonyms: ↑Gymnura, ↑genus Gymnura * * * noun Etymology: so called from the winglike shape of the pectoral fins : any of several short tailed broad finned sting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Atlantic butterfly ray — švelnioji drugelinė raja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gymnura micrura angl. Atlantic butterfly ray; lesser butterfly ray; short tailed butterfly ray; smooth butterfly ray rus. гладкий скат бабочка… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • lesser butterfly ray — švelnioji drugelinė raja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gymnura micrura angl. Atlantic butterfly ray; lesser butterfly ray; short tailed butterfly ray; smooth butterfly ray rus. гладкий скат бабочка… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • short-tailed butterfly ray — švelnioji drugelinė raja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gymnura micrura angl. Atlantic butterfly ray; lesser butterfly ray; short tailed butterfly ray; smooth butterfly ray rus. гладкий скат бабочка… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • smooth butterfly ray — švelnioji drugelinė raja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gymnura micrura angl. Atlantic butterfly ray; lesser butterfly ray; short tailed butterfly ray; smooth butterfly ray rus. гладкий скат бабочка… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Backwater butterfly ray — Conservation status Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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