Native Animals
 

Gymnura poecilura

Longtail Butterfly Ray
VU
Vulnerable
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2021
QR Code
SSN 26761
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Tail length of Longtail Butterfly Ray is equal to snout-cloasa length; it does not have dorsal fin and no sting on tail. The colour of disc is faint whitish spots dorsally and disc pale ventrally. Its maximum size is 99 cm disc width. This ray prefers sandy habitats, often in shallow inshore waters and on sand banks.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes
Unknown Unknown
2
Marine Intertidal → Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses)
Unknown Unknown
3
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Unknown Unknown
4
Marine Neritic → Pelagic
Suitable Unknown
5
Marine Neritic → Seagrass (Submerged)
Unknown Unknown
6
Marine Oceanic → Epipelagic (0 - 200 m)
Marginal Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1
2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1

Structure

Body
2D Shape
Allows the fish to rest on the bottom and hide either using camouflage or by covering itself with a ...
Depressiform

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1
2

References

Book
  1. Ahmad, A., Lim, A.P.K., Fahmi & Dharmadi (2013). Field Guide to Look-Alike Sharks and Rays Species of the Southeast Asian Region. Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/MFRDMD). pp. 107.
  2. Ahmad, A., Gambang, A.C., Manjaji-Matsumoto, B.M. & Lim, A.P.K. (2007). Field Guide to Rays and Chimaeras of Malaysia and Neighbouring Countries. Fisheries Research Institute, Sarawak Branch, Bintawa, Malaysia. pp. 58.
  3. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  4. Kamarruddin, I., Mohamed, C.A.R., Kee Alfian, B.A.A., Fitra, A.Z., Lee, J.N. & Rozaimi, M.J. (2011). Malaysia's Marine Biodiversity: Inventory and Current Status. Department of Marine Park Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Malaysia. pp. 212.
  5. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  6. Yean Pong, Lui, Phaik Ean, Chee & Yeap, T.S. (1994). Major Commercial Marine Fishes of Malaysia. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 113.
  7. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
Checklist
  1. Check List of Marine Fishes of the Southeast Asian Region (1996)
Report
  1. Zulfigar, Y., Shahima, A.H. & Md Nizam, I. (2013). Marine Biodiversity Expedition Report 2012: Northern Straits of Malacca-Payar and Songsong Island Archipelago. Department of Marine Park Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mr. Mohamad Shafiq Hafizee Bin Mohd Azali, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Gymnura poecilura. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/26761. [Retrieved 07 July 2022].

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