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Butterfly rays (Family Gymnuridae) are flattened benthic species that frequent ocean bottoms and enter estuaries and rivers. Butterfly rays infrequently occur in the western Atlantic Ocean, but were observed in Onslow Bay, North Carolina.
The roughtail stingray (Dasyatis centroura) is the largest member of the family Dasyatidae. Forty-five roughtail stingrays were captured between 1972 and 2008 in Onslow Bay. Sizes, sex ratios, and seasonality of occurrences are reported.