Spotted Eagle Ray

Spotted Eagle Ray

SEA LIFE Aqaurium is home to the only Spotted eagle ray on the West Coast! See this creature on display at the Lost City of Atlantis and watch him eat durning our Daily Dive Show.

Scientific Name

Aetobatus narinari


Sandy seafloors throughout the world’s tropical oceans


Can reach a maximum length of 8.2 feet (2.5 m) not including the tail, with the total length including an unbroken tail reaching close to 16.4 feet (5 m)

Average life span in the wild


Conservation status

Near threatened


Carnivore that specializes in eating hard-shelled prey such as snails, clams, crabs, and lobster, as well as octopuses and occasionally fishes

Daily activities

Daily routine is set by the tide schedule:

High tide: Eagle rays forage for food and socialize on sand flats; mating may also occur

Falling tide: Foraging activity tails off and eagle rays begin to move offshore

Low tide: Eagle rays rest offshore, often in groups

Rising tide: Eagle rays begin to move inshore towards feeding areas

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Opening Hours

Open daily year-round.

Schools & Groups

(760) 918-5346

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