eagle ray


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eagle ray

n.
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.

eagle ray

n
(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

ea′gle ray`


n.
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.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.eagle ray - powerful free-swimming tropical ray noted for `soaring' by flapping winglike finseagle 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
cownose ray, cow-nosed ray, Rhinoptera bonasus - large ray found along eastern coast of North America
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During 2010 in the Florida Keys, Bassos-Hull and colleagues started one of the world's first efforts to engage divers in spotted eagle ray photo-ID research, thanks to a grant from the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI).
The bullnose ray is a benthic-pelagic eagle ray widely distributed in the western Atlantic and captured mainly with artisanal long lines, gillnets, and industrial shrimp trawls (Cervigon et al.
Still, the list of off-limit species remains the same: billfish, spotted eagle ray, sturgeon, manta ray, sharks, bonefish, tarpon, goliath grouper, snook, blue crab, nassau grouper, spotted seatrout, red drum, weakfish, stone crab, pompano, African pompano, permit, tripletail, lobster and the families of ornamental reef fish.
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Smith took an eagle ray estimated at 45lb and two stingray estimated at 60lb, all being released at the side of the boat.
Effect of environmental factors and fishing effort allocation on catch of the Spotted Eagle Ray Aetobatus narinari (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae) in Southern Gulf of Mexico
FAMILY OF PERCENT OF SPECIES SPECIES THREATENED Butterfly fish 0 Marine turtle 100 Eagle ray 50 Pelican 13 Damsel fish Hammerhead shark 57 Sea horse 43 Puffer fish 13 Source: McClenachan et al, 2011
Bertakis was apparently trying to remove the spotted eagle ray from the boat when he was stung.
Her logbook reads like the diary of a National Geographic adventurer: "battled murky waters in Fiji, trailed spotted eagle ray in Belize, encountered hammerhead shark in Egypt.
waters include the spotted eagle ray, a widespread creature whose dark topside features constellations of white dots, and the bat ray, which ranges from Oregon to Mexico.

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