Myliobatis longirostris

Applegate & Fitch, 1964

Snouted eagle ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae

Reference of the original description
Applegate, S.P. & Fitch, J.E. (1964)
A new species of eagle ray, Myliobatis longirostris, from Baja California, Mexico. California Fish and Game, 50(3), 189–194

Myliobatis longirostris
Holotype: LACM: 3622;

Description :

Citation: Myliobatis longirostris Applegate & Fitch, 1964: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Myliobatis longirostris Applegate & Fitch, 1964, © Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR-IPN)
Common names
spa Aguila picuda, spa Raya picuda, fra \(T\) Aigle de mer espadon, eng Longnose eagle ray, eng Snouted eagle ray

Eastern Pacific: known only from the Gulf of California. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

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 specialised structures [733]. A little known coastal species, caught mainly over sandy bottoms.

Size / Weight / Age
95.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9257))

Marine; benthopelagic

shark-references Species-ID=3937;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anaporrhutum euzeti Curran, Blend & Overstreet, 2003 [23771]
  • Probolitrema richiardii (López, 1888) [16108] [23771]