Looking for something unusual for the larger marine tank? Tropical Marine Centre currently has this Smooth butterfly ray at its London branch.
The Smooth butterfly ray (Gymnura micrura) is found in the western and eastern Atlantic ocean.
The specimen at TMC is around 30cm/12" in size, but these rays are reported to reach disc widths of 90-120cm/3-4', so this should be taken into account.
Butterfly rays have a winged appearance due to the extremely wide pectoral fins, hence the common name.
The short tail of G. micrura lacks a dorsal spine. It feeds on small fish and invertebrates.
Please note that TMC supplies to the trade only, however if you see something you like, your local dealer may be able to get it for you.
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