Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Myliobatiformes  
 Family Myliobatidae  
 Genus Aetomylaeus  
  Aetomylaeus nichofii  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) 
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Synonyms:Aetomylaeus hulettiAetomylaeus nichofiAetomylaeus niehofiiAetomyleus nichofiiAetomylus hulettiMyliobatis nieuhofiiRaja niehofii  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: 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. 
Habitat: 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. 
Name Code: 383164
  IUCN Red List:VU A2bd     Marine     
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