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eagle ray

any of several rays of the family Myliobatidae, found in tropical seas and noted for the soaring movements by which they propel themselves through the water.
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1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Divers who visit this underwater oasis may see a spotted eagle ray swoop past or lavender moon jellies float by.
  • The longheaded eagle ray is also endangered because of fishing.
  • One of the highlights was a spotted eagle ray that had two hitchhiking remoras swimming under cover.
British Dictionary definitions for eagle ray

eagle ray

any of various rays of the family Myliobatidae, related to the stingrays but having narrower pectoral fins and a projecting snout with heavily browed eyes
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