2010) in a taxonomic review of this species complex established that Aetobatus ocellatus is the valid species name for the Indo-West Pacific region.
Aetobatus narinari is observed usually in coastal environments, such as bays and coral reefs, and occasionally in estuarine habitats.
Aetobatus narinari is usually captured as incidental catch in artisanal and industrial fisheries throughout its range.
Spatial and seasonal variation in a target fishery for spotted eagle ray Aetobatus narinari in the southern Gulf of Mexico.
Aetobatus narinari has been classified as near threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Diet and reproduction of the white-spotted eagle ray Aetobatus narinari from Queensland, Australia and the Penghu Islands, Taiwan.
Age and growth of the spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790), from southwest Puerto Rico with notes on its biology and life history.