Native Animals
 

Aetobatus ocellatus

Ocellated Eagle Ray
VU
Vulnerable
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 58318
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Snout of Whitespotted Eagle Ray is moderately long and broadly rounded. It has spiracles dorsolateral on head with nasal curtain V-shaped; teeth in a single row in both jaws and chevron shaped. The disc colour is dark brown dorsally with numerous white spots and pale ventrally. The maximum size is 330 cm disc width.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Marine Neritic → Coral Reef - Lagoon
Suitable Resident
2
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Suitable Resident
3
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Sandy
Suitable Resident
4
Marine Oceanic → Epipelagic (0 - 200 m)
Suitable Resident
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Vulnerable (VU)
3.1

Structure

Body
2D Shape
Allows the fish to rest on the bottom and hide either using camouflage or by covering itself with a ...
Depressiform
Caudal Fin
Type
Whip Like

References

Book
  1. Malaysia National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Shark (Plan 2), Issue/No. , 2014. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 50. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  2. Kamarruddin, I., Mohamed, C.A.R., Kee Alfian, B.A.A., Fitra, A.Z., Lee, J.N. & Rozaimi, M.J. (2011). Malaysia's Marine Biodiversity: Inventory and Current Status, Issue/No. . Department of Marine Park Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Malaysia. pp. 212.
  3. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, Issue/No. . National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  4. Seah, Y.G., Mohd Sharol, A., Mazlan, A.G. & Mat Jaafar, T.N.A. (2021). Marine Fishes of Kuantan : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS), Issue/No. . Penerbit UMT. pp. 172.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Aetobatus ocellatus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/58318. [Retrieved 03 July 2022].

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