Myliobatis hamlyni Ogilby, 1911
Purple eagle ray
Myliobatis hamlyni
photo by FAO

Family:  Myliobatidae (Eagle and manta rays)
Max. size:  48 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific: known from single specimens from off Forestier Island, Western Australia and Cape Moreton, Queensland in Australia. Possibly not distinct from Myliobatis tobijei or Myliobatis aquila; all three species need to be critically compared to determine if they are different species (Ref. 9862).
Biology:  Rare offshore species (Ref. 9862). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 17 February 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 23.10.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.02.04

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