Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Gymnuridae > Genus: Gymnura > Species: Gymnura altavela

Butterfly ray - Gymnura altavela (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aeroplanke Albanian Fishbase
Altavela Italian Fishbase
Avejão Portuguese Fishbase
Breamanta Portuguese Fishbase
Butterfly ray English Fishbase
Choucka bastarda French Fishbase
Farfett Maltese Fishbase
Ignelivatoz Turkish Fishbase
Isoperhosrausku Finnish Fishbase
Manta Spanish Fishbase
Mantellina Spanish Fishbase
Masca French Fishbase
Milá Spanish Fishbase
Pastenague ailée French Fishbase
Pastigue de Columna French Fishbase
Pastinaca Spanish Fishbase
Peitschenrochen German Fishbase
Pigrokke Danish Fishbase
Pilrokke Danish Fishbase
Pilrokke Norwegian Fishbase
Pilskate Norwegian Fishbase
Ptaszyca Polish Fishbase
Raie-papillon épineuse French Fishbase
Raya mariposa Spanish Fishbase
Raya mariposa espinuda Spanish Fishbase
Rayamariposa Spanish Fishbase
Sálahi trygéna Greek Fishbase
Siba zutulja Serbian Fishbase
Spiny butterfly ray English Fishbase
Stechrochen German Fishbase
Stingrocka Swedish Fishbase
Trigóna Greek Fishbase
Uge-manta Portuguese Fishbase
Uge-mata Portuguese Fishbase
Vaca Spanish Fishbase
Vela Spanish Fishbase
Vela italiana Spanish Fishbase
Vela latina Spanish Fishbase
Vela-latina Portuguese Fishbase
Volina Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Pteroplatea altavela (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pteroplatea canariensis Valenciennes, 1837-1843
Dasyatis canariensis (Valenciennes, 1837-1844)
Dasyatis altavela (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pteroplatea vaillantii Rochebrune, 1880
Raja altavela Linnaeus, 1758
Raja maclura Lesueur, 1817
Pteroplatea valenciennii Dumeríl, 1865
Pteroplatea binotata Lunel, 1879

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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