Aetomylaeus milvus   (Muller & Henle)  1841 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

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Size: 25-38 cm DW

Color: Dorsally uniform dark brown, with green brown edged ocelli on find part of disc and pelvic fins; ventrally pale whitish; tail brownish.

Length of disc 1.5 times in its width. Soft subrostral fin ('snout') unilobed, rounded. Eye diameter 2 times in snout length. Mouth straight, without buccal processes on floor of mouth. Spiracles large, not visible from above, equal to eye diameter. Single dorsal fin at base of tail, its origin opposite ends of pelvic fin bases. Tail long, whiplike; no caudal spine. Skin smooth.

Dioecious, internal (oviduct) fertilization, internal live bearers. Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialized structures.

Synonym (s)
Aetomylaeus milvus (Muller & Henle) 1841
(Senior synonym)
Myliobates oculeus Richardson 1846
(Junior synonym)
Myliobatis milvus Muller & Henle 1841
(Senior synonym)
Myliobatis vultur Muller & Henle 1841
(Junior synonym)
Myliobatis milvus Valenciennes 1841
Aetomylus milvus Misra 1969

Common Name (s)
• Brown Eagle Ray (English)
• Bolad (Marathi)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic


• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 00/10/1999-00/11/2000)
• INDIA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Sujatha, K (2002) Batoid fishes off Visakhapatnam, north east coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 155-162 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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