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Loggerhead sea turtle

Loggerhead sea turtle

Scalloped hammerhead

Scalloped hammerhead

Blacktip reef shark

Blacktip reef shark

Whitespotted wedgefish

Whitespotted wedgefish

Ocellated eagle ray

Ocellated eagle ray

Flapnose ray

Flapnose ray

Round ribbontail ray

Round ribbontail ray

Leopard whipray

Leopard whipray

Giant grouper

Giant grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Bowmouth guitarfish

Bowmouth guitarfish

Zebra shark

Zebra shark

Spotted wobbegong

Spotted wobbegong

Golden trevally

Golden trevally

Blackside hawkfish

Blackside hawkfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Threadfin butterflyfish

Threadfin butterflyfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Common bluestripe snapper

Common bluestripe snapper

Five-lined snapper

Five-lined snapper

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Yellowbanded sweetlips

Yellowbanded sweetlips

Clown triggerfish

Clown triggerfish

Humphead wrasse

Humphead wrasse

Yellowbar angelfish

Yellowbar angelfish

King angelfish

King angelfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Snubnose pompano

Snubnose pompano

Indo-pacific tarpon

Indo-pacific tarpon

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Dark-banded fusilier

Dark-banded fusilier

Potato grouper

Potato grouper

Ocellated eagle ray

Ocellated eagle ray

Facts

LatinAetobatus ocellatus
Size153 cm
FoodMussels, crabs and octopus
HabitatCoastal waters at the seabed of coral reefs and bays
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationThe Indo-West Pacific
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Cartilaginous fish

The eagle ray’s skeleton is composed of cartilage. The human skeleton is made of bone. Cartilage bones are lighter than real bones, which means the ray does not have to use so much strength to stay afloat in the water.

Mouth full of sand

You can often see the eagle ray swimming along the ocean floor, ingesting mouthfuls of sand. The sand may be filled with food such as clams and snails. The ray sifts out the sand and eats the catch.

A movie star

In the film, Find Nemo the eagle ray plays a major role. The schoolteacher, Mr Ray is actually an ocellated eagle ray who teaches the small creatures about life in the coral reef.


The Shipwreck

Venomous fish

Darkfin hind

The small mouths

Tropical touchpool

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