Common Name: Eagle Ray
Scientific Name: Myliobatis aquila
Range: E. Atlantic Ocean: Britain to Senegal; Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas
Habitat: Coastal waters
Size: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Comments: Eagle rays are large, graceful fishes, with pointed, wing-like pectoral fins and long thin tails. They feed on the seabed on crustaceans and mollusks, but are more active than stingrays.
In the north of its range, the eagle ray is seen only in summer; in winter it moves south to breed. The female produces up to 7 live young which are nourished before birth by secretions of her uterine membrane.