IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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  Common names: bat-eagle ray (English), águila (Espanol), tecolote (Espanol)
Myliobatis longirostris Applegate & Fitch, 1964

Longnose eagle ray,   Snouted bat-eagle ray

Disc rhomboidal, wider than long; head flattened, projecting, with long pointed snout; pectorals pointed, concave at rear, continue onto rostrum; eyes and spiracles on side of head; teeth in flat, pavement-like plates, with 7 series of plates, upper tooth plates strongly arched; tail slender, about as long as disc, no tail fin; 1-2 large spines at base, after small dorsal fin; 1 round tubercle over eye; ~ 10 tubercles on midline of back.

Upper surface dark reddish brown; lower surface dusky white grading to black at edges.

Size: 95 cm disc width

Habitat: coastal on sandy bottoms.

Depth: 1-50 m.

Southern Baja and the Gulf of California and Ecuador to northern Peru.   


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