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Spotted eagle ray




Spotted eagle ray Information

English Name:

Spotted eagle ray

Common Name:

Spotted eagle ray

Scientific Name:

Aetobatus narinari

Local Name:

vaifiya madi

Name in Dhivehi:

ވައިފިޔަ މަޑި


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Chondrichthyes

Order:

Myliobatiformes

Family:

Myliobatidae

Genus:

Aetobatus



Spotted eagle ray IUCN Red List Status

Spotted eagle ray Description

White-spotted eagle ray, grow to at least 3.5m disc width and 9m total length. The spotted eagle ray has a long snout, flat and rounded like a duck\\\'s bill, a thick head, and a pectoral disc with sharply curved, angular corners, and no caudal fin; jaws usually with single row of flat, chevron-shaped teeth. Each tooth is a crescent-shaped plate joined into a band. They usually have numerous white spots on black or bluish disc; with white below. Long whip-like tail, with a long spine near the base, behind small dorsal fin.

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Spotted eagle ray Distribution and Habitat

Spotted eagle rays are commonly found in shallow inshore waters such as bays and coral reefs but may cross oceanic basins. They sometimes enters estuaries. They swim close to the surface, occasionally leaping out of the water, or close to the bottom. They frequently form large schools during the non-breeding season.

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Spotted eagle ray Information

English Name:

Spotted eagle ray

Common Name:

Spotted eagle ray

Scientific Name:

Aetobatus narinari

Local Name:

vaifiya madi

Name in Dhivehi:

ވައިފިޔަ މަޑި

Synonyms:


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Chondrichthyes

Order:

Myliobatiformes

Family:

Myliobatidae

Genus:

Aetobatus