eagle ray(redirected from Myliobatid)
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Related to Myliobatid: Myliobatidae
Any of various rays of the family Myliobatidae of tropical and subtropical seas, having platelike teeth used for crushing mollusks and large winglike pectoral fins, which they flap for propulsion.
(Animals) any of various rays of the family Myliobatidae, related to the stingrays but having narrower pectoral fins and a projecting snout with heavily browed eyes
any of several rays of the family Myliobatidae, found in tropical seas and noted for the soaring movements by which they propel themselves through the water.
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|Noun||1.||eagle ray - powerful free-swimming tropical ray noted for `soaring' by flapping winglike fins; usually harmless but has venomous tissue near base of the tail as in stingrays|
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
Aetobatus narinari, spotted eagle ray, spotted ray - ray with back covered with white or yellow spots; widely distributed in warm seas