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Ornate eagle ray

Ornate eagle ray
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Myliobatidae
Genus: Aetomylaeus
Species: A. vespertilio
Binomial name
Aetomylaeus vespertilio
(Bleeker, 1852)

The ornate eagle ray or reticulate eagle ray (Aetomylaeus vespertilio) is a species of fish in the Myliobatidae family. It is found in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Taiwan, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, and estuarine waters. It is usually found at depths of 5-50m.

The ornate eagle ray has a clearly distinct pattern of reticulate dark lines and rings on its back. If the extremely long tail is unbroken, it can considerably add to the maximum body length of 4m.

Lacking spine on the tail, it is deemed harmless to humans.

Source

  • White, W.T. 2005. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.
  • Debelius, H. 2006, "Indian Ocean Reef Guide" ISBN 978-3931702670
  • Australian museum [1]

External links

  • Species Description of Aetomylaeus vespertilio at www.shark-references.com
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