Myliobatoidei (stingrays)

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Families found in southern Africa

Plesiobatididae (deepwater stingrays)

Only one species found in southern Africa: Plesiobatis daviesi (Deepwater stingray)

Hexatrygonidae (sixgill stingrays)

Only one species found in southern Africa: Hexatrygon bickelli (Sixgill stingray)

Dasyatidae (whiptail stingrays)

Gymnuridae (butterfly rays)

Myliobatidae (eagle rays)

Rhinopteridae (cownose rays)

Only one species found in southern Africa: Rhinoptera javanica (Flapnose ray)

Mobulidae (devil rays)

Text by Leonard J.V. Compagno, David A. Ebert and Malcolm J. Smale


  Iziko Museums of Cape Town, 2008

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