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Myliobatis californica

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lexID:
4961 
AphiaID:
271485 
Scientific:
Myliobatis californica 
German:
Kalifornischer Adlerrochen 
English:
Bat Eagle Ray 
Category:
Razze 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Myliobatiformes (Order) > Myliobatidae (Family) > Myliobatis (Genus) > californica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gill, 1865 
Occurrence:
Galapagos , Golfo del Messico, Golfo della California, Messico (Pacifico orientale), Pacifico orientale, USA 
Size:
100 cm - 180 cm 
Temperature:
16°C - 28°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Aragoste, Crostacei, Granchi, Granchi edibili, invertebrati 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
Offspring:
None 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-01-07 21:57:50 

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Gill, 1865

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: Oregon, USA to Gulf of California and the Galapagos Islands.

Biology
Commonly found in sandy and muddy bays and sloughs, also on rocky bottom and in kelp beds.
Sometimes buries itself in sand.
Found singly or in schools.
Feeds on bivalves, snails, polychaetes, shrimps, and crabs.
Ovoviviparous. Venomous spine on tail!

Synonymised taxa:
Myliobatis californicus Gill, 1865
Rhinoptera encenadae Smith, 1886
Rhinoptera vespertilio Girard, 1856

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