Spotted Eagle Ray
Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)2
Aetobatus narinari

(Euphrasen, 1790)

Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Myliobatiformes
Family Myliobatidae
Genus Aetobatus
Species • A. narinari
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Near Threatened

The Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari) is a ray that is often found shallow waters that are inshore, like bays, for example. It also likes to dwell in the reef and feeds mainly on bi-valves.

This ray is infamous for killing the "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin. It also frequently breaches, or jumps, out of the water- sometimes onto boats.  It's distinguishing features include a black body, triangular fins, and spots.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated