Gymnuridae

Biscoito, Manuel, Ribeiro, Cláudia & Freitas, Mafalda, 2018, Annotated checklist of the fishes of the archipelago of Madeira (NE Atlantic): I-Chondrichthyes, Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 459-494: 482

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17EAB027-D9FB-4B8A-9847-3AA76EC96FCB

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFF5-FFF5-FF22-FEA6FF44021D

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Plazi

scientific name

Gymnuridae
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Family Gymnuridae 

* Gymnura altavela (Linnaeus, 1758)  —Uje-manta; Spiny butterfly ray

Lowe 1839: 92 | Lowe 1843: 94 (as Trygon altavela  )

Günther 1870: 486 | Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 124 and 143 | Nobre 1935: 487 | Fowler 1936: 131 | Noronha & Sarmento 1948: 121 | Maul 1948: 140 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 174 (as Pteroplatea altavela  )

Krefft & Stehmann 1973b: 72 | McEachran & Capapé 1984: 204 | Sanches 1986: 116 | Lloris et al. 1991 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 5 | Ebert & Stehmann 2013: 401 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 16.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira and Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003).

Remarks. two formalin preserved specimens in MMFAbout MMF ( MMFAbout MMF 14040, 22137) collections (dated from 1958 and 1966). A specimen was collected off Madeira’s north coast in 2005 and lived for seven years in the Aquarium of Porto Moniz ( Carolina Ornelas  , pers. comm.). Commonly seen by divers in Madeira, including authors (CR and MF).

MMF

Museu Municipal do Funchal