Scientific name : Myliobatis aquila
Family : Myliobatidae
Size : Up to 180 cm
Depth : Up to 300 m
Distribution : East Atlantic, Mediterranean, Southwest Indian ocean
Morphology : It has a rounded snout and pointed pectoral fins. It is brown to black on its back and light, almost white on its belly. The whip-like tail is twice the length of the body.
Biology : They swim alone or in schools in open water or above the bottom. It feeds on crustaceans, bivalves or fish. It is an ovoviviparous species (babies are born already formed. They have fed and developed in eggs that have hatched inside the female). Gestation lasts 6 to 8 months and the female can give birth to several young (3 to 7).