Spotted Eagle Ray:
This has a wide, diamond shaped disk with whitish, yellow, or green spots on the dorsal side. The ventral side is relatively light in color. One or more sharp barbs are present at the base of a very long, black, whip-like tail. It has been known to grow to a width of 7.5 feet and a weight of 500 pounds. Eagle rays, as well as many other large rays may be seen swimming alone, in pairs, or in schools. They have shovel-shaped mouths with a wide, single row of teeth that allow them to dig up clams, oysters, and other organisms. Like some other large rays, they have been seen leaping clear out of the water and making loud, croaking sounds.