Animal Species:Ornate Eagle Ray, Aetomylaeus vespertilio (Bleeker, 1852)

The Ornate Eagle Ray has a complex pattern of lines and reticulations on the upper surface of the disc. The tail lacks a spine.

Standard Common Name

Ornate Eagle Ray

Size range

1.6 m disc with and 3.85 m total length (the fish in the video was reported to be larger)

Distribution

It is known from Taiwan, Indonesia and northern Australia.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Aetomylaeus vespertilio

Classification

Species:
vespertilio
Genus:
Aetomylaeus
Family:
Myliobatidae
Order:
Myliobatiforme
Class:
Chondrichthyes
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. CSIRO. Pp. 513, Pl. 1-84.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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