SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=22) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Myliobatiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Myliobatis') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Myliobatinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Elasmobranchii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Myliobatidae Eagle and manta rays
Subfamily: Myliobatinae
Genus: Myliobatis

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Photo by Murch, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 183 cm WD
Myliobatis aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Murch, A.
Myliobatis aquila
[Common eagle ray]

Photo by Danna, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm WD
Myliobatis australis Macleay, 1881

Photo by Danna, P.
Myliobatis australis
[Australian bull ray]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm WD
Myliobatis californica Gill, 1865

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
Myliobatis californica
[Bat eagle ray]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southeast Pacific

Myliobatis chilensis Philippi, 1892

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
Myliobatis chilensis
[Chilean eagle ray]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm WD
Myliobatis freminvillei Lesueur, 1824

Photo by Flescher, D.
Myliobatis freminvillei
[Bullnose eagle ray]

Photo by INIDEP

Worldwide in tropical wat
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Myliobatis goodei Garman, 1885

Photo by INIDEP
Myliobatis goodei
[Southern eagle ray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 48 cm WD
Myliobatis hamlyni Ogilby, 1911

Photo by FAO
Myliobatis hamlyni
[Purple eagle ray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 95 cm WD
Myliobatis longirostris Applegate & Fitch, 1964

Photo by FAO
Myliobatis longirostris
[Snouted eagle ray]
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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm WD

Myliobatis peruvianus
[Peruvian eagle ray]
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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm WD

Myliobatis ridens
[Shortnose eagle ray]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm WD
Myliobatis tenuicaudatus Hector, 1877

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Myliobatis tenuicaudatus
[Eagle ray]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Myliobatis tobijei Bleeker, 1854

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
Myliobatis tobijei
[Japanese eagle ray]

12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Myliobatis aquila Common eagle ray Eastern Atlantic 183 WD 1758
Myliobatis australis Australian bull ray Eastern Indian Ocean 120 WD 1881
Myliobatis californica Bat eagle ray Eastern Pacific 180 WD 1865
Myliobatis chilensis Chilean eagle ray Southeast Pacific 1892
Myliobatis freminvillei Bullnose eagle ray Western Atlantic 100 WD 1824
Myliobatis goodei Southern eagle ray Worldwide in tropical wat 125 TL 1885
Myliobatis hamlyni Purple eagle ray Eastern Indian Ocean and 48 WD 1911
Myliobatis longirostris Snouted eagle ray Eastern Pacific 95 WD 1964
Myliobatis peruvianus Peruvian eagle ray Southeast Pacific 47 WD 1913
Myliobatis ridens Shortnose eagle ray Southwest Atlantic 70 WD 2012
Myliobatis tenuicaudatus Eagle ray Southwest Pacific 150 WD 1877
Myliobatis tobijei Japanese eagle ray Northwest Pacific 150 TL 1854

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