Scientific Name
Aetomylaeus nichofii  
Aetomylaeus nichofii聶氏無刺鱝
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Depth - M
Chinese 聶氏無刺鱝 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱝科 Economic Fish No 
Family F058 Myliobatidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 聶氏無刺鱝 
Max Length 65 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 青帶圓吻燕魟、魴仔、燕仔魴(澎湖)、飛魴仔(澎湖)、佛祖燕(澎湖) 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats   Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Aetomylaeus huletti, Aetomylaeus nichofi, Aetomylaeus niehofii, Aetomyleus nichofii, Aetomylus huletti, Myliobatis nieuhofii, Raja niehofii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Last, P.R. etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0070761. FRIP00026. NMMSTP00496.  
Common Name Nieuhof's eagle ray; Nieuhof's eagle-ray; Banded eagle ray 
Redlist Status VU IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU) A2d+3d+4d 2003-04-30   
Characteristic Disc very broad, its length 1.67 in its width. Snout short, 2.4 in head, forms pointed lobe at low level in front. Eyes not visible from above. 2.2snout. Spiracles large, deep, open laterally. Nostrils confluent with mouth, free hind edge of valve fringed. Teeth with broad median row and 3 narrow lateral rows each side. Gill openings small, subequal. One dorsal fin, small, origin nearly opposite ends of ventral bases. Ventrals about twice as long as wide, outer angle rounded, hind margin a broad curve from the outer angle to the end of the base. Pectorals subfalciform. Tail long, slender, whiplike; no caudal spine. Speclmen in formalin black brown, with five or six narrow bands of lighter, bluish. Whitish below.
habitats Occurs inshore and offshore, from the intertidal to at least 70 m depth. May enter brackish water. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, snails, and bony fishes. Ovoviviparous. With litters of up to 4 young. Size at birth about 17 cm WD. 
Distribution India, Ceylon, Burma, Pinang Singapore, East Indies, Philippines, Cochin China, Japan, Australia, Victoria, Taiwan.