Flapnose ray

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Flapnose ray
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Myliobatidae
Genus: Rhinoptera
Species: R. javanica
Binomial name
Rhinoptera javanica
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1841

The flapnose ray or Javanese cownose ray (Rhinoptera javanica) is a species of fish in the Rhinopteridae family. It is found in the Indo-Pacific off China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Philippines, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam and possibly Australia. Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, coral reefs, estuarine waters, and coastal saline lagoons.