Myliobatis goodei

Garman, 1885

Southern eagle ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae

Reference of the original description
Garman, S. (1885)
Notes and descriptions taken from selachians in the U. S. National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 8(482), 39–44

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Myliobatis goodei
Syntype: USNM: 9524 USNM: 9529

Description :

Citation: Myliobatis goodei Garman, 1885: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2023

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Myliobatis goodei Garman, 1885 (ERB 0533), male, 57, 0 cm DW, 83, 0 cm TL, La Paloma, Rocha, Uruguay © Frederik H. Mollen (Elasmobranch Research Belgium)
Common names
spa Chucho, spa Chucho amarillo, fra \(T\) Aigle de mer chuche, fra \(T\) Aigle de mer du sud, eng Rockfish, eng Southern eagle fish, eng Southern eagle ray, por Arraia-beiço-de-boi, por Raia-amarela, por Raia-sapo

Short Description
Smaller dorsal fin set farther back on tail, well beyond the pelvic fins. Disk broader, with more rounded corners of wings. Snout less projecting. No spines on disk [17658]. Broader separation between the inner ends of gill openings. Chocolate or greyish brown above and brownish white below [199].

Worldwide in tropical waters. Western Atlantic: South Carolina, USA to Argentina. Often confused with Myliobatis freminvillii. Source:

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

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]. In coastal waters down to 130 m.

Size / Weight / Age
125 cm TL (male/unsexed; [19579])

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 1 - 130 m [19579]

shark-references Species-ID=3913;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Ceratomyxa barbini Cantatore & Lisnerová, 2021 [30593]
  • Ceratomyxa sp. [28169]

  • Empruthotrema dorae Irigoitia, Braicovich, Rossin, Canel, Levy, Farber & Timi, 2019 [27765]