Family Myliobatidae - Eagle and manta rays
  Order
:
Myliobatidae
  Class
:
Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 4 | Species : 38 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Head elevated above disc; jaws powerful with large platelike crushing teeth in several rows in eagle rays; eye and spiracles lateral on head; gill openings about length of eye to much longer; tail much longer than disc; venemous spine(s) present in some; small dorsal fin; pectoral fins reduced or absent opposite the eyes, but with an anterior subdivision that unites below the tip of the snout forming a subrostral lobe in manta rays. Some known for their leaping ability high into the air. Viviparous with 2-6 fully developed young. Plankton-filtering manta rays are among the largest fishes, but harmless.
  Etymology
:
Greek, myleys, -eos = mill, millstone + Greek, batis, -idos = ray (the fish) ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
bearers
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Myliobatidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Myliobatinae
Myliobatis aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Raja aquila Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Leiobatus aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Myliobatis equila (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Myliobatus aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Myliobatis noctula Bonaparte, 1833
synonymjuniororiginal
Raia rhombus Larrañaga, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal
Myliobatis cervus Smith, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Myliobatis tobijei Bleeker, 1854
acceptedseniororiginal
Mobula tobijei (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymseniornew
! Myliobatis tobije Bleeker, 1854
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Myliobatis australis Macleay, 1881
acceptedseniororiginal
Myliobatis goodei Garman, 1885
acceptedseniororiginal
Myliobatis chilensis Philippi, 1892
acceptedseniororiginal
Myliobatis hamlyni Ogilby, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Aetobatus peruvianus (Garman, 1913)
synonymseniornew
! Myliobatis peruanus Garman, 1913
synonymseniororiginal
Myliobatis longirostris Applegate & Fitch, 1964
acceptedseniororiginal
Myliobatis ridens Ruocco, Lucifora, Díaz de Astarloa, Mabragaña & Delpiani, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
! Aetomylus maculatus (Gray, 1834)
synonymseniornew
Myliobatis cyclura van Hasselt, 1823
synonymotheroriginal
! Myliobatus cyclurus van Hasselt, 1823
synonymotheroriginal
Myliobates oculeus Richardson, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
Aetomylaeus nichofii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
! Raja niehofii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
Aetomylaeus niehofii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Raja nichofii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
! Aetomylaeus nichofi (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
! Aetomyleus nichofii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
! Myliobatis nieuhofii (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymseniornew
! Raja nieuhowii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
Raja fasciata Shaw, 1804
synonymjuniororiginal
Myliobatis vultur Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Aetomylus huletti Smith, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Aetomylaeus bovinus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)
acceptedseniornew
Myliobatis bovina Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817
synonymseniororiginal
Pteromylaeus bovinus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)
synonymseniornew
Myliobates episcopus Valenciennes, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Myliobatis bonaparti Duméril, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
! Aetomylus huletti Smith, 1953
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Aetomylaeus milvus (Müller & Henle, 1841)
acceptedseniornew
Myliobatis milvus Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
! Aetomyleus milvus (Müller & Henle, 1841)
synonymseniornew
! Aetomylus milvus (Müller & Henle, 1841)
synonymseniornew
Myliobatis vultur (non Müller & Henle, 1841)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Myliobates oculeus (non Richardson, 1846)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Aetomylaeus vespertilio (Bleeker, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Aetomylus vespertilio (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousquestionablenew
Myliobatis milvus (non Müller & Henle, 1841)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Aetomylaeus asperrimus (Gilbert, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Myliobatis asperrimus Gilbert, 1898
synonymseniororiginal
Pteromylaeus asperrimus (Gilbert, 1898)
synonymseniornew
Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus White, Last & Baje, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Mobulinae
Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Raia mobular Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymseniororiginal
Manta mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)
synonymseniornew
! Mobular mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)
synonymseniornew
Squalus edentulus Brünnich, 1768
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Aodon cornu Lacepède, 1798
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Raia fabroniana Lacepède, 1800
synonymjuniororiginal
Raja cephaloptera Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Raja giorna Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloptera giorna (Lacepède, 1803)
synonymjuniornew
Cephalopterus giornae (Lacepède, 1803)
synonymjuniornew
Dicerobatis giornae (Lacepède, 1803)
synonymjuniornew
Raja diabolus Shaw, 1804
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Mobula diabolus (Shaw, 1804)
ambiguousquestionablenew
Mobula auriculata Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Apterurus fabroni Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloptera tatraniana van Hasselt, 1823
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephalopterus edentula Griffini, 1903
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula birostris (Walbaum, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
synonymotherother
Raja birostris Walbaum, 1792
synonymseniororiginal
Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymseniornew
Raja manatia Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephalopterus vampyrus Mitchill, 1824
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephalopterus manta Bancroft, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Manta americana Bancroft, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Ceratoptera ehrenbergii Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal
Manta ehrenbergii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
synonymjuniornew
! Ceratoptera ehrenbergi Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal
Ceratoptera johnii Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal
Brachioptilon hamiltoni Hamilton & Newman, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal
Manta hamiltoni (Hamilton & Newman, 1849)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Manta raya Baer, 1899
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Ceratoptera alfredi (non Krefft, 1868)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Manta alfredi (non Krefft, 1868)
misappliedmisappliednew
Mobula hypostoma (Bancroft, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Cephaloptera olfersii Müller, 1834
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula olfersii (Müller, 1834)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Ceratobatis robertsii Boulenger, 1897
synonymjuniororiginal
! Ceratobatis robertsi Boulenger, 1897
synonymjuniororiginal
! Mobula robertsi (Boulenger, 1897)
synonymjuniornew
Mobula japanica (Müller & Henle, 1841)
acceptedseniornew
Cephaloptera japanica Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
! Mobula japonica (Müller & Henle, 1841)
synonymseniornew
Mobula rancureli Cadenat, 1959
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
acceptedseniornew
Cephaloptera kuhlii Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
Dicerobatis draco Günther, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula diabolus (non Shaw, 1804)
misappliedmisappliednew
Mobula eregoodootenkee (Bleeker, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula eregoodoo (Cantor, 1849)
synonymjuniornew
Mobula diabola (non Shaw, 1804)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Mobula diabolus (non Shaw, 1804)
misappliedmisappliednew
Mobula alfredi (Krefft, 1868)
acceptedseniornew
! Deratoptera alfredi Krefft, 1868
synonymseniororiginal
Ceratoptera alfredi Krefft, 1868
synonymseniororiginal
Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868)
synonymseniornew
Manta pakoka Whitley, 1936
synonymjuniororiginal
Manta fowleri Whitley, 1936
synonymjuniororiginal
! Manta pakota Whitley, 1936
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula rochebrunei (Vaillant, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Mobula tarapacana (Philippi, 1892)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Mobula tarapanaca (Philippi, 1892)
synonymseniornew
Mobula coilloti Cadenat & Rancurel, 1960
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula formosana Teng, 1962
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula thurstoni (Lloyd, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Mobula lucasana Beebe & Tee-Van, 1938
synonymjuniororiginal
Mobula munkiana Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Rhinopterinae
Rhinoptera marginata (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)
acceptedseniornew
Myliobatis marginata Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817
synonymseniororiginal
Rhinoptera peli Bleeker, 1863
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill, 1815)
acceptedseniornew
Raja bonasus Mitchill, 1815
synonymseniororiginal
Raja quadriloba Lesueur, 1817
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Rhinoptera quadriloba (Lesueur, 1817)
ambiguousquestionablenew
Rhinoptera lalandii Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal
Rhinoptera affinis Bleeker, 1863
synonymjuniororiginal
Rhinoptera javanica (non Müller & Henle, 1841)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Rhinoptera adspersa Müller & Henle, 1841
acceptedseniororiginal
Rhinoptera javanica Müller & Henle, 1841
acceptedseniororiginal
! Rhinopthera javanica Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Rhinoptera steindachneri Evermann & Jenkins, 1891
acceptedseniororiginal
Rhinoptera jayakari Boulenger, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Rhinoptera neglecta Ogilby, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal
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