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 a2andJ. 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
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.