Spotted Eagle Ray Jaw Cast Replica Model

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Spotted Eagle Ray Jaw Cast Replica Model measures 5x4x4.3 inches. The Spotted Eagle Ray Jaw Cast Replica Model is Museum quality polyurethane cast made in the USA. The spotted eagle ray or Aetobatus narinari is distributed worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters in the western Atlantic Ocean.  This ray can be identified by its dark dorsal surface covered in white spots or rings. Near the base of the ray’s relatively long tail, just behind the pelvic fins, are several venomous, barbed stingers. Spotted eagle rays commonly feed on small fish and crustaceans, and will sometimes dig with their snouts to look for food buried in the sand of the sea bed.

This ray can be identified by its dark dorsal surface covered in white spots or rings. Near the base of the ray’s relatively long tail, just behind the pelvic fins, are several venomous, barbed stingers. Spotted eagle rays commonly feed on small fish and crustaceans, and will sometimes dig with their snouts to look for food buried in the sand of the sea bed.

These rays are commonly observed leaping out of the water. The spotted eagle ray is hunted by a wide variety of sharks. They are fished mainly in Southeast Asia and Africa, the most common market being in commercial trade and aquariums. They are protected in the Great Barrier Reef.

Spotted eagle rays have flat disk-shaped bodies, deep blue or black with white spots on top with a white underbelly, and distinctive flat snouts similar to a duck’s bill. Their tails are longer than those of other rays and may have 2–6 venomous spines, just behind the pelvic fins. The front half of the long and wing-like pectoral disk has five small gills in its underside.

Spotted eagle ray preys mainly upon bivalves, crabs, whelks, benthic infauna they also feed on mollusks, crustaceans, hermit crabs, shrimp, octopuses, and some small fish.

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Weight 5 lbs

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