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Spotted eagle ray
Aetobatus narinari
(Euphrasen, 1790)

Fish dorso-ventrally flattened, with greatly enlarged pectoral fins, which give them a disc-like shape. Back dark, with numerous white spots and circular markings (A. narinari 2). Underside white (A. narinari). Head pronounced with a flattened, tapering snout. Mouth on the underside of the head. Tail long and thin, with one to five venomous spines at the base.
Size from wing-tip to wing-tip: 1.2 - 2 meter.

Most of their time is spent swimming, cruising walls and sandy areas, down to 50 meter. Dig in the sand for mollusks, upon which they feed.

Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean; circumtropical.

Spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)