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Family Myliobatidae

HAWAII

Aetobatus ocellatus

Midway Lagoon, 8 feet

Turtle Canyon, Waikiki, 30 feet

 

Koko Craters, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Oceanarium, Pacific Beach Hotel

Oceanarium, Pacific Beach Hotel

Mokumanamana (Necker Island)

 

Mokumanamana (Necker Island)

 INDO-PACIFIC SPOTTED EAGLE RAY     hīhīmanu

Locally common in areas adjacent to wide expanses of sand or rubble where they use a duck-like snout to root for buried invertebrates.  An attractive species with white spots on the dorsal surface and a long tail with several venomous spines at the base.  Attains width of at least 6 feet.  Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific.   Recently separated using genetic evidence from the Western Atlantic species Aetobatus narinari.