duckbill eagle ray

Scientific name Aetomylaeus bovinus
Descriptor Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Year of description 1271
IUCN category CR
Family Myliobatidae
Genus Aetomylaeus
Aetomylaeus bovinus Aetomylaeus bovinus


Aetomylaeus bovinus, commonly known as duckbill eagle ray, is a salt water fish.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    150 cm
  • Maximum size
    220 cm
  • Mimicry
  • Average size
    150 cm
  • Maximum size
    220 cm
  • Mimicry

How to recognize the duckbill eagle ray ?

The duckbill eagle ray measures around 150 cm. The females are more imposing and some specimens can reach 220 cm.

Sexual dimorphism

The female is bigger than the male.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The duckbill eagle ray is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the duckbill eagle ray is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
  • Migratory species

The duckbill eagle ray is a fish ovovivipare.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    10 - 150 m

Biotope presentation

The duckbill eagle ray is most often found at a depth between 10m and 150m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Benoit Chartrer

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Bibliographic references

A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae, with definitions for the valid genera - WILLIAM T. WHITE - ZOOTAXA - 2014.

Bull ray, Aetomylaeus bovinus (Geoffroy Saint‐Hilaire, 1817) (Myliobatidae) in the Mediterranean Sea and captures of juveniles from Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea, Turkey) - O. Akyol - I. Aydın - O. El Kamel-Moutalibi - C. Capapé - WILEY - 2017.

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