Myliobatis peruvianus

Garman, 1913

Peruvian eagle ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae

Reference of the original description
Garman, S. (1913)
The Plagiostomia (Sharks, Skates and Rays). Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 36, 1–528

Image of the original description

Myliobatis peruvianus Garman, 1913

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Aetobatus peruvianus, Myliobatis peruanus

Myliobatis peruvianus
Holotype: MCZ: 636-S

Description :

Citation: Myliobatis peruvianus Garman, 1913: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Myliobatis peruvianus Garman, 1913, male, mmature, San Jose, Lambayeque, Peru © Adriana Gonzalez Pestana
Common names
spa Raya, eng Peruvian eagle ray

Southeast Pacific: Peru [20069] and Chile. Source:

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

shark-references Species-ID=3966;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Acanthobothrium brevissime Linton, 1908 [25154] [28741]
  • Acanthobothrium gonzalesmugaburoi Severino & Sarmiento, 1979 [25158] [25154] [28741]
  • Phyllobothrium auricula Van Beneden, 1858 [25154]
  • Rhodobothrium mesodesmatum (Bahamonde & Lopez, 1962) Campbell & Carvajal, 1979 [25154]

  • Eudactylina indivisa Castro-Romero & Baeza-Kuroki, 1991 [17867]