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Temporal range: 59–0 Ma
Thanetian to Present[1]
Spotted eagle ray Aetobatis narinari (7632595866).jpg
Aetobatus ocellatus in Fiji
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Myliobatidae
Genus: Aetobatus
Blainville, 1816

Aetobatus is a genus of eagle rays native to the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.[2]


There are currently 5 recognized extant species in this genus:

There are also 5 extinct species (only known from fossil remains) placed in this genus:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Aetobatus in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  3. ^ White, W.T. & Moore, A.B.M. (2013). "Redescription of Aetobatus flagellum (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), an endangered eagle ray (Myliobatoidea: Myliobatidae) from the Indo–West Pacific" (PDF). Zootaxa,. 3752 (1): 199–213. 
  4. ^ White, W.T. (2014): A revised generic arrangement for the eagle ray family Myliobatidae, with definitions for the valid genera. Zootaxa, 3860 (2): 149–166.
  5. ^ White, W.T., Furumitsu, K. & Yamaguchi, A. (2013): A New Species of Eagle Ray Aetobatus narutobiei from the Northwest Pacific: An Example of the Critical Role Taxonomy Plays in Fisheries and Ecological Sciences. PLoS ONE, 8 (12): e83785.
  6. ^ White, W.T., Last, P.R., Naylor, G.J.P., Jensen, K. & Caira, J.N. (2010). "Clarification of Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823) as a valid species, and a comparison with Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790) (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae). In: Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J (Eds.), Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo" (PDF). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Paper 032: 141–164.