Aetomylaeus vespertilio

(BLEEKER, 1852)


Ornate eagle ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae

Reference of the original description
BLEEKER, P. (1851)
Bijdrage tot de kennis der Plagiostomen van den Indischen Archipel. Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wettenschappen, 24 (art. 12): 1–92, Pls. 1–4

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aetomylaeus reticulatus, Aetomylus vespertilio, Myliobatis vespertilio

Types
Aetomylaeus vespertilio
Holotype: RMNH: 7460 (?)
Aetomylaeus reticulatus
Holotype: TFRI: 2820;


Description :


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Common names
eng Ornate eagle ray, eng Reticulate eagle ray

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: scattered localities, from southern Mozambique to the western Pacific. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
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]. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
240 cm WD (male/unsexed; [2539])

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range ? - 110 m (Ref. 9862)

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
  • Malalophus jensenae CHISHOLM & WHITTINGTON, 2009 [7420]

Cestoda
  • Aberrapex weipaensis KOCH, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2012 [15523]
  • Collicocephalus baggioi KOCH, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2012 [15523] [23959]
  • Elicilacunosus sp. [23959]
  • Prochristianella butlerae BEVERIDGE, 1990 [17404]
  • Rexapex nanus KOCH, JENSEN & CAIRA, 2012 [15523] [23959]

Copepoda
  • Janinecaira darkthread BENZ, SMITH, BULLARD & BRASWELL, 2007 [7594]

Isopoda
  • Gnathia maculosa OTA & HIROSE, 2009 [22155]
  • Gnathia trimaculata COETZEE, SMIT, GRUTTER & DAVIES, 2009 [17188] [22155]

Hirudinea