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Spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari, Bonaire. A relatively common ray of the the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the spotted eagle ray belongs to the family Myliobatidae. They typically cruise sandy, or coral strewn areas searching for buried mollusks and crustaceans, which they crush with their powerful jaws. They are oviviparous, giving birth to up to half a dozen young at a time.