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Aetobatus ocellatus  (Kuhl, 1823)

Ocellated eagle ray
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Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Type locality of Myliobatis punctatus Miklukho-Maclay & Macleay, 1886. Collected from New South Wales (Ref. 84291).
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Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: White, W.T., P.R. Last, G.J.P. Naylor, K. Jensen and J.N. Caira, 2010
National Database:

Classification / Names

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Myliobatidae (Eagle and manta rays) > Myliobatinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 153 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84291); max. published weight: 200.0 kg (Ref. 89467)

Environment

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 100 m (Ref. 89467), usually 20 - 25 m (Ref. 89467)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: probably wide ranging in the tropical and subtropical zones.
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Short description

This large species is distinguished by the following characters: dorsal surfaces with a dark greenish grey base coloration, variably white spotted, rarely ocellated; different NADH2 gene structure; relatively long tail with mean total length 281% DW, mean anterior cloaca to tail tip 230.2% DW; stinging spines relatively long with mean length of first spine 9.7%DW; teeth plates are in a single row, those in the lower jaw chevron-shaped; pectoral fin radials about 102-116, excluding proterygial radials anterior of eyes; 99-101 total vertebral centra, including synarcual (Ref. 84291).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal waters (Ref. 45255), including estuarine habitats (Ref. 89467). Feeds on gastropod, bivalve molluscs, crustraceans, worms, octopuses and fishes (Ref. 89467). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2bd)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic



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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5625 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (61 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium