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Gymnura altavela (Spiny Butterfly Ray) is a species of Myliobatiformes in the family butterfly rays. They are listed as endangered by IUCN. They are carnivores. Individuals can grow to 400 cm. Reproduction is ovoviviparous and iteroparous. They rely on pectoral fin oscillation to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/pectoral_oscillation
  • Definition: a type of pectoral-fin-based swimming, also known as mobuliform locomotion. Lower frequency than fin undulation; can be described as the production of less than half a wave on the fin, similar to a bird wing flapping. Pelagic stingrays use oscillatory locomotion.
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EOL has data for 34 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Spiny Butterfly Ray. View this species on GBIF