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Eagle Ray (MYLIOBATIS AQUILA)

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RAY, EAGLE / MYLIOBATIS AQUILA
6 12 7.00 15.7 Migua Portops Italy 060693 P. Giuliahi
8 16 14.50 31.15 Puerto Rico Canary Is 240896 H. Damerius
10 20 27.50 60.10 Le Pyla France 090996 P. Sebile
15 30 15.60 34.6 Cap Ferret France 310793 P. Sebile
24 50 14.40 31.12 La Rochelle France 300689 M. Pascouet
AT AT 95.00 209.7 Tenerife Canary Is 190397 A. Larsen
SH SH 27.50 60.10 Le Pyla France 090996 P. Sebile

The Eagle Ray (MYLIOBATIS AQUILA)

is found in the Eastern Atlantic from Madeira, Morocco and the Canary Islands north to the western coasts of Ireland and British Isles and the southwestern North Sea, south to Natal, South Africa. Also throughout the Mediterranean.

The distinguishing features of this plain eagle ray are a short, rounded snout; disc with broadly angular corners, and upper or lower jaw usually with 7 rows of plate-like teeth. It is Brown or blackish dorsally and white ventrally. It also has no caudal fin.

The resilience of the Eagle Ray is very low with a minimum doubling time of more than 14 years. It is found in subtropical climates from 54 degrees North to 35 degrees South and 19 degrees West to 36 degrees East.

eagle ray (MYLIOBATIS AQUILA)

The Eagle Ray can be found in shallow lagoons, bays and estuaries; also offshore down to at least 95 m ). It is often found in groups and feeds on benthic crustaceans, mollusks and fish. It is ovoviviparous and has a gestation period of 6-8 months, the females give birth to 3-7 young. It is caught by shore and ski-boat anglers, usually released after capture.The flesh of the Eagle Ray is highly esteemed.

The maximum published weight of the Eagle Ray is 14.5kg. It is harmless to humans.

 

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