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Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray; Whitespotted eagle ray; Whip ray; Whip; Sunfish; Spotted-eagle ray; Spotted whipray; Spotted stingray; Spotted edgle-ray; Spotted eagleray; Spotted eagle ray; Spotted duckbill ray; Spotted bonnetray; Skate; Mottled eagle ray; Leopard ray; Lady ray; Flying ray; Eagle ray; Duckbill ray; Duckbill eagle-ray; Duckbil ray; Bonnet skate; Bishop ray; Spotted duckbilled ray; Lang spotted eagle ray)

Synonyms: Aetobates narinari; Aetobatis narinari; Raja narinari; Stoasodon narinari
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Wikipedia Abstract

The spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) is a cartilaginous fish of the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae. It can be found globally in tropical regions, including the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, off the coast of West Africa, the Indian Ocean, Oceania, and on both coasts of the Americas at depths down to about 80 meters (262 ft). The rays are most commonly seen alone, but occasionally swim in groups.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Amphidromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Echinocardium cordatum (Heart urchin)[2]
Gonodactylaceus falcatus (Philippine mantis shrimp)[2]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[3]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[3]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[4]
Tonna galea (giant tun)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)2
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)1
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthobothrium aetobatis <Unverified Name>[5]
Acanthobothrium arlenae[5]
Acanthobothrium colombianum[5]
Acanthobothrium dysbiotos[5]
Acanthobothrium monksi[5]
Acanthobothrium nicoyaense[5]
Acanthobothrium tortum[5]
Anaporrhutum albidum <Unverified Name>[5]
Cephalobothrium aetobatidis <Unverified Name>[5]
Clemacotyle australis[5]
Decacotyle floridana[5]
Decacotyle lymmae[5]
Decacotyle octona[5]
Didymorhynchus southwelli[5]
Dollfusiella aetobati[5]
Empruthotrema kearni[5]
Heterocotyle aetobatis[5]
Kotorella pronosoma[5]
Myzophyllobothrium rubrum[5]
Oncomegas australiensis[5]
Papillicotyle octona <Unverified Name>[5]
Shirleyrhynchus aetobatidis[5]
Tetrarhynchus aetobatidis <Unverified Name>[5]
Thaumatocotyle pseudodasybatis[5]
Trygonicola macroporus[5]
Tylocephalum aetioibatadis <Unverified Name>[5]
Tylocephalum auranagabadensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Tylocephalum marsupium[5]
Tylocephalum translucsens <Unverified Name>[5]
Tylocephalum yorkei[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Burger's Zoo
Living Seas
Ocean Park Corporation

Distribution

Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Andaman Sea; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Atulayan Bay; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Bay of Bengal; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Celestún Biosphere Reserve; Chagos Islands; Chilka Lake; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; Ecuador; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji Islands; French Guiana; Gabon; Galapagos Islands; Gambia; Ghana; Great Barrier Reef; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guam; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of California; Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Oman; Gulf of Thailand; Guyana; Haiti; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Kuroshio Current; Liberia; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Montserrat; Mozambique; Myanmar; New Caledonia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Australian Shelf; North Brazil Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panama; Panay Gulf; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Ragay Gulf; Red Sea; Réunion; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Samar Sea; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Australian Shelf; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Suriname; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Vanuatu; Venezuela; Viet Nam; Virgin Islands (UK); Wake Island; West Central Australian Shelf; Western Atlantic: North Carolina (summer) and Florida, USA and Bermuda to southern Brazil. Throughout Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, including Antilles (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola (Ref. 4440). Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and S; Western Atlantic: North Carolina (summer) and Florida, USA and Bermuda to southern Brazil. Throughout Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, including Antilles (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola (Ref. 4440). Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa to Hawaii, north to Japan, south to Australia (Ref. 9862). Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Puerto Pizarro, Peru and the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5530). There may be more than one species of spotted <i>Aetobatus</i> (Ref. 9862). Based on combined genealogical concordance and genetic distance criteria,; Western Atlantic: North Carolina (summer) and Florida, USA and Bermuda to southern Brazil. Throughout Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, including Antilles (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola (Ref. 4440). Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa to Hawaii, north to Japan, south to Australia (Ref. 9862). Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Puerto Pizarro, Peru and the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 5530). There may be more than one species of spotted <i>Aetobatus</i> (Ref. 9862). Based on combined genealogical concordance and genetic distance criteria, Richards et. al, 2009 (Ref. 81079) recommend that the Western/Central Pacific lineage be recognized as a distinct species from lineages in the Central Atlantic and Eastern Pacific (which are proposed as subspecies)..; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

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Citations

Species recognized by Group expert : McEachran, J., 02-Oct-2012, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program 3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967) 4Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983) 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011