Image: Tooth plate from an eagle ray

Tooth plate from an eagle ray

Segments of a tooth plate from the lower jaw of a ray (probably a Whitespotted Eagle Ray, Aetobatus ocellatus). The v-shaped bones were collected by a diver at a depth of 12 m, Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2006.

Jackie Corlass
© Jackie Corlass, NSW Marine Parks Authority



  1. White, W.T., Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P., Jensen, K. & Caira, J.N. 2010. Clarification of Aetobatis ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823) as a valid species, and a comparison with Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790) (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae). 141-164 in Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. Descriptions of new sharks and rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 32: 1–165 [146].

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Tags fish, fishes, ichthyology, tooth plate, White-spotted Eagle Ray, Aetobatus narinari, boomerang, Myliobatidae, Aetobatus ocellatus, Whitespotted Eagle Ray, v-shaped, v-shapes, jaw, lower,