Spotted Eagle Ray. The spotted eagle ray is very distinctive with a flattened body and triangular corners to the wing-like pectoral fins. The snout is rounded and pointed at the tip, so that it resembles a bird’s beak. The tail is long and whip-like and bears 2 – 6 spines. The Spotted Eagle Rays possess highly attractive colouring; the uppersurface is blackish-blue with many white spots, whilst the underside is white .Photo Mike Smith (SmithShady - Flickr).