Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Myliobatidae
(Eagle and manta rays) > Myliobatinae
Etymology: Myliobatis: Greek, mylo = mill + Greek, + Greek, batis,-idos = a ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335). More on author: Ogilby.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 200 - ? m (Ref. 6871). Deep-water; 17°S - 26°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 48.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 6871)
Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific: known from single specimens from off Forestier Island, Western Australia and Cape Moreton, Queensland in Australia. Possibly not distinct from Myliobatis tobijei or Myliobatis aquila; all three species need to be critically compared to determine if they are different species (Ref. 9862).
Rare offshore species (Ref. 9862). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens, 1994. Sharks and rays of Australia. CSIRO, Australia. 513 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00124 - 0.01219), b=3.08 (2.83 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 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) .