Myliobatis aquila   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Fish)
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Class: Elasmobranchii

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Color: Brown or blackish dorsally, white ventrally.

A plain eagleray with a short, rounded snout; disc with broadly angular corners, and upper or lower jaw usually with 7 rows of plate-like teeth. No caudal fin.

Ovoviviparous, gestation lasting about 6 months and 4-7 embryos are produced per female.

Synonym (s)
Leiobatus aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
Myliobatis cervus Smith, 1935
Myliobatis equila (Linnaeus, 1758)
Myliobatis noctula Bonaparte, 1833
Myliobatus aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
Raia rhombus Larranaga, 1923
Raja aquila Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
• Common Eagle Ray (English)
• Eagleray
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 20.33) (Long: 87) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 23 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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