Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Myliobatidae > Genus: Myliobatis > Species: Myliobatis aquila

Common eagle ray - Myliobatis aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Adlerrochen German Fishbase
Aetós Greek Fishbase
Aguila de mar Spanish Fishbase
Aguila marina Spanish Fishbase
Aigle commun French Fishbase
Aigle de mer French Fishbase
Aigle de mer commun French Fishbase
Ajkla Maltese Fishbase
Aquila di mare Italian Fishbase
Arendskoprog Dutch Fishbase
Arnarskata Icelandic Fishbase
Bon Jesús Spanish Fishbase
Choucho Spanish Fishbase
Chucho Spanish Fishbase
Chuchu aquila Dutch Fishbase
Common eagle ray English Fishbase
Duivelsrog Dutch Fishbase
Épervier French Fishbase
Eulenrochen German Fishbase
Ferrazo French Fishbase
Folya Turkish Fishbase
Fulya Turkish Fishbase
Gallarón Spanish Fishbase
Ghasfur Maltese Fishbase
Glorieuse French Fishbase
Golub Serbian Fishbase
Hamiema Maltese Fishbase
Hamiema komuni Maltese Fishbase
Helidócna Greek Fishbase
Jutjo Spanish Fishbase
Kotkarausku Finnish Fishbase
Lancette French Fishbase
Meeradler German Fishbase
Milá Spanish Fishbase
Milana Spanish Fishbase
Mill skate English Fishbase
Mongeta Spanish Fishbase
Monja Spanish Fishbase
Monjeta Spanish Fishbase
Mourine French Fishbase
Mourine-aigle French Fishbase
Mourine-noctule French Fishbase
Obispo Spanish Fishbase
Orlen a. skrzydlak pospolity Polish Fishbase
Örnrocka Swedish Fishbase
Pesce rato French Fishbase
Raie-aigle French Fishbase
Ralapinuada Spanish Fishbase
Ratâo-aguia Portuguese Fishbase
Ratopennado French Fishbase
Sea eagle English Fishbase
Shqiponje deti Albanian Fishbase
Tajra Maltese Fishbase
Tare French Fishbase
Terre fauchée French Fishbase
Toadfish English Fishbase
Totino Spanish Fishbase
Viuda Spanish Fishbase
Vultur de mare Romanian Fishbase
Whipray English Fishbase
Ørnerokke Danish Fishbase
Ørneskate Norwegian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Myliobatis cervus Smith, 1935
Leiobatus aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
Raja aquila Linnaeus, 1758
Myliobatis equila (Linnaeus, 1758)
Myliobatus aquila (Linnaeus, 1758)
Myliobatis noctula Bonaparte, 1833
Raia rhombus Larrañaga, 1923

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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