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Spotted eagle ray

Scientific name: Aetobatus narinari

Size: Up to 60 inches wingspan

Color: Brown gray and white

Distinguishing feature: Diamond-shaped body, white spots on the top, very long and fine tail. Muzzle in duckbill.

Where did we see it: Zanzibar, French polynesia, Mexico, Maldives

Spotted eagle ray of Maldives

Spotted eagle ray

Scientific name: Aetobatus narinari

Size: Up to 60 inches wingspan

Color: Brown gray and white

Distinguishing feature: Diamond-shaped body, white spots on the top, very long and fine tail. Muzzle in duckbill.

Where did we see it: Zanzibar, French polynesia, Mexico, Maldives

In detail

The body is 1.8 times wider than long (without the tail) The tail measures about 2.2 times the body.

This ray moves over great lengths, sometimes in shoal of up to several hundred individuals. It is a diurnal species.

It can make very big accelerations to escape its predators (the white tip shark and the hammerhead shark).

It can throw itself out of the water, it could be that to be de-wormed.

The largest specimen had a wingspan of 10.8 feet and a total length of 27.9 feet

Our pictures of spotted eagle ray

The different species of Rays we have seen

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