Myliobatis californica

GILL, 1865


Bat eagle ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae

Reference of the original description
GILL, T. (1865)
Note on the family of myliobatoids, and on a new species of Aetobatis. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York, 8 (13): 135–138

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aetobatus californicus, Holorhinus californicus, Holorhinus vespertilio, Myliobatis californicus, Myliobatis cf. californica, Rhinoptera encenadae, Rhinoptera ensenadae, Rhinoptera vespertilio

Types
Myliobatis californica

Rhinoptera encenadae
Holotype: USNM: 37966


Description :


Citation: Myliobatis californica GILL, 1865: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2017

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Myliobatis californica GILL, 1865, © Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR-IPN) http://coleccion.cicimar.ipn.mx
Common names
spa Raya gavilán, spa Raya murciélago, spa Tecolote, fra \(T\) Aigle de mer técolette, eng Bat eagle ray, eng Bat ray

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: Oregon, USA to Gulf of California [17050] and the Galapagos Islands [16090]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
aquarium: public aquariums

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]. [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
180 cm WD (male/unsexed; [17050]); max. published weight: 82.1 kg (Ref. 40637)

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 46 m [1658]


Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
Cestoda
Trematoda
  • Anaporrhutum euzeti CURRAN, BLEND & OVERSTREET, 2003 [23771]
  • Probolitrema richiardii (LÓPEZ, 1888) [16108] [23771]

Nematoda
Copepoda
  • Eudactylina nykterimyzon DEETS, 1994 [17867]
  • Trebius latifurcatus WILSON, 1921 [14624]