Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK

Research Article

The roughtail stingray Dasyatis centroura (Pisces: Dasyatidae) and spiny butterfly ray Gymnura altavela (Pisces: Gymnuridae) from the southern Adriatic

J.  Dulcic a1, I.  Jardas a1, V.  Onofri a2 and J.  Bolotin a2
a1 Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, PO Box 500, 21000 Split, Croatia
a2 Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Laboratory in Dubrovnik, PO Box 369, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

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dulcic j   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
jardas i   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
onofri v   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
bolotin j   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 


A roughtail stingray, Dasyatis centroura, and a spiny buterfly ray, Gymnura altavela, were caught near Koloccep Island (Elafiti Archipelago, southern Adriatic) and the settlement Crkvice (Pelješac Peninsula, southern Adriatic) in October 2002 and November 2000, respectively. The roughtail stingray is the largest specimen recorded. Morphometric data of spiny butterfly ray are the first for this species in the Adriatic Sea.

(Received December 1 2002)
(Accepted June 2 2003)