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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.