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Species: Myliobatis goodei, Southern eagle ray

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length D base 62-77% distance between exposed nost
D origin well behind rear edge of pelvic
distance between 5th gill slits > distance between nostrils

Myliobatis goodei Garman, 1885

Southern eagle ray

Disc rhomboidal, wider than long, with broadly rounded outer tips; snout short and blunt; pectorals bluntly pointed, concave at rear, continue onto rostrum; head broad, short, projecting well before disc; eyes and spiracles on side of head; mouth with fleshy papillae on its floor; teeth in flat, pavement-like plates, with 7 series of plates, central row is largest; distance between 5th gill slits > than distance between inner edges of nostrils; tail slender, about as long as disc, no tail fin; 1-2 large spines at base, after small dorsal fin; length of base of dorsal fin 62-77% of distance between exposed nostrils; origin of dorsal fin well behind rear margin of pelvic fin.

Upper surface grey-brown to chocolate brown; lower surface brownish white with dark outer margins.

Reaches 99 cm disc width; size at birth is 25 cm.

Bottom living on shallow inshore waters, mainly in estuaries.

Depth range: 0-10 m.

The central US to Argentina.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Brackish
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Near Bottom
  • Mid Water
  • Near Surface
Habitat
  • Sand & gravel
  • Beach
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Estuary
  • Water column
  • Mud
FishBase Habitat
  • Bentho-Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
Diet
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
Egg Type
  • No pelagic larva
  • No data
  • Live birth
Global Endemism
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Extends North of GC
  • Continent only
  • GC non-endemic
  • Extends South of GC
  • Also in Brazil
  • Extends N + S of GC
  • Continent
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Temperate (>35N)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
IUCN Red List
  • Data deficient
  • Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max (cm)
  • 99
Depth Range Min (m)
  • 0
Depth Range Max (m)
  • 10