Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species


Family: Myliobatidae Eagle and manta rays



(See list of species below)



Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
Select a country:
Only include species occuring above: m

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional).      Enter total length (TL) and maximum body depth (BD)

Show family drawings / Hide family drawings



19 species in
(see list below)
Export file

1 of 1 Jump to:



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 79 cm WD
Aetomylaeus asperrimus (Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Aetomylaeus asperrimus
[Rough eagle ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 222 cm WD
Aetomylaeus bovinus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Aetomylaeus bovinus
[Bull ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 59.2 cm WD

 
Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus
[Blue-banded eagle ray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm WD
Aetomylaeus maculatus (Gray, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Aetomylaeus maculatus
[Mottled eagle ray]



Indo-West Pacific

Aetomylaeus milvus (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Aetomylaeus milvus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm WD
Aetomylaeus nichofii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Aetomylaeus nichofii
[Banded eagle ray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 240 cm WD
Aetomylaeus vespertilio (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Aetomylaeus vespertilio
[Ornate eagle ray]



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

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



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

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



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

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



Southeast Pacific

Myliobatis chilensis Philippi, 1892

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Myliobatis goodei
[Southern eagle ray]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Myliobatis hamlyni
[Purple eagle ray]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Myliobatis longirostris
[Snouted eagle ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 47 cm WD

 
Myliobatis peruvianus
[Peruvian eagle ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 70 cm WD

 
Myliobatis ridens
[Shortnose eagle ray]



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

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



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

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



19 species

Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Export file
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aetomylaeus asperrimus Rough eagle ray Eastern Pacific 79 WD 1898
Aetomylaeus bovinus Bull ray Eastern Atlantic 222 WD 1817
Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus Blue-banded eagle ray Western Pacific 59.2 WD 2015
Aetomylaeus maculatus Mottled eagle ray Indo-West Pacific 200 WD 1834
Aetomylaeus milvus Indo-West Pacific 1841
Aetomylaeus nichofii Banded eagle ray Indo-West Pacific 65 WD 1801
Aetomylaeus vespertilio Ornate eagle ray Indo-West Pacific 240 WD 1852
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



Other identification tools in FishBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013