common eagle ray

Scientific name Myliobatis aquila
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category CR
Family Myliobatidae
Genus Myliobatis
Myliobatis aquila Myliobatis aquila

Introduction

Myliobatis aquila, commonly known as common eagle ray, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    100 cm
  • Maximum size
    183 cm
  • Mimicry
    sand
  • Average size
    100 cm
  • Maximum size
    183 cm
  • Mimicry
    sand

How to recognize the common eagle ray ?

The common eagle ray measures around 100 cm. The females are more imposing and some specimens can reach 183 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly noir body.

Sexual dimorphism

The female is bigger than the male.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The common 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 common eagle ray is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovovivipare

The common eagle ray is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 300 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The common eagle ray is most often found at a depth between 1m and 300m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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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.

Reproductive biology of the common eagle ray myliobatis aquila (chondrichthyes: myliobatidae) from the coast of languedoc (southern france, northern mediterranean) - C. CAPAPÉ - O. GUÉLORGET - Y. VERGNE - J. P. QUIGNARD - VIE ET MILIEU - LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT - 2007.

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