Aetobatus ocellatus

(KUHL, 1823)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Aetobatidae

Reference of the original description
VAN HASSELT, J.C. (1823)
Uittreksel uit een' brief van Dr. J. C. van Hasselt, aan den Heer C. J. Temminck. Algemein Konst– en Letter–bode I Deel, (20): 315–317

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aetobatis cf. ocellatus, Aetobatis guttata, Aetobatis indica, Aetobatis punctata, Aetobatus cf. ocellatus, Aetobatus guttatus, Aetobatus mula, Aetobatus punctatus, Goniobatis meleagris, Myliobatis eeltenkee, Myliobatis macroptera, Myliobatis ocellatus, Myliobatis punctatus, Myliobatus ocellatus, Pteromylaeus punctatus, Raia mula, Raia quinqueaculeata, Raia tajara, Raja edentula, Raja guttata*, Raja mula, Raja tajara

Aetobatus ocellatus
Neotype: MZB: 18225
Raia quinqueaculeata
Holotype: MNHN: A-8905

Description :

Citation: Aetobatus ocellatus (KUHL, 1823): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2017

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Neotype of Aetobatus ocellatus (MZB 18225, juvenile male 477 mm DW): dorsal view (fresh)/ventral view (preserved). In: WHITE, W.T. & LAST, P.R. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. & JENSEN, K. & CAIRA, J.N. (2010): Clarification of Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823) as a valid species, and a comparison with Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790) (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 32: 141-164
Indian Ocean: India and Java, Indonesia. Not in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529].

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733].

benthopelagic; marine

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Merizocotyle pseudodasybatis (HARGIS, 1955) CHISHOLM, WHEELER & BEVERLEY-BURTON, 1995 [15785]

  • Adelobothrium aetiobatidis SHIPLEY, 1900 [23959]
  • Adelobothrium sp. [23959]
  • Cephalobothrium aetobatidis SHIPLEY & HORNELL, 1906 [23959]
  • Cephalobothrium sp. [23959]
  • Hornellobothrium gerdaae MOJICA, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2014 [21567]
  • Hornellobothrium iotakotta MOJICA, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2014 [21567]
  • Hornellobothrium kolossakotta MOJICA, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2014 [21567]
  • Hornellobothrium najaforme MOJICA, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2014 [21567] [23959]
  • Hornellobothrium sp. [23959]