Gymnura tentaculata

(Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1841)

Tentacled butterfly ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aetoplatea tentaculata, Gymnura (Aetoplatea) tentaculata, Pteroplatea tentaculata

Gymnura tentaculata

Aetoplatea tentaculata
Lectotype: MNHN: 2330; Paralectotype: MNHN: 2329;

Description :

Citation: Gymnura tentaculata (Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
eng Tentacled butterfly ray, eng Tentacled butterfly-ray

Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea. Source:

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

shark-references Species-ID=2583;