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Aetomylaeus nichofii 青帶圓吻燕魟


Scientific Name:    Aetomylaeus nichofii         
Nomenclater:    (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Family:    F058  Myliobatidae
Holotype-Locality:    East Indies
Economic Fish:     No
Habitats Depth:     - M      
Aquarium Fish:     No
Poisonous Fish:    No      
Edible Fish:     No
Synonyms:    Aetomylaeus niehofii  
Reference:    Chen & Chung, 1971; Shen et al., 1993; Last, P. R. and J. D. Stevens. 1994. (Ref. 6871)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Last, P.R. etc. 1994 
Redlist Status:    IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU)  
Common Name in Engulish:    Nieuhof's eagle ray; Nieuhof's eagle-ray; Banded eagle ray
Chinese Name transliteration:    
Distribution in Taiwan:    West、PonFu  
Distribution in World:    
Max Lenth:     58 cm
Specimen List:     ASIZP0070761. FRIP00026. NMMSTP00496.         
Characteristic:    Disc very broad, its length 1.67 in its width. Snout short, 2.4 in head, forms pointed lobe at low level in front. Eyes not visible from above. 2.2snout. Spiracles large, deep, open laterally. Nostrils confluent with mouth, free hind edge of valve fringed. Teeth with broad median row and 3 narrow lateral rows each side. Gill openings small, subequal. One dorsal fin, small, origin nearly opposite ends of ventral bases. Ventrals about twice as long as wide, outer angle rounded, hind margin a broad curve from the outer angle to the end of the base. Pectorals subfalciform. Tail long, slender, whiplike; no caudal spine. Speclmen in formalin black brown, with five or six narrow bands of lighter, bluish. Whitish below.
Habitats:    Occurs inshore and offshore, from the intertidal to at least 70 m depth. May enter brackish water. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, snails, and bony fishes. Ovoviviparous. With litters of up to 4 young. Size at birth about 17 cm WD.
Distribution:    India, Ceylon, Burma, Pinang Singapore, East Indies, Philippines, Cochin China, Japan, Australia, Victoria, Taiwan.



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