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(english) An elasmobranch reproductive behavior where male spotted eagle rays, Aetobatus narinari, dive upon and 'gouge' the female's back with their lower toothplate and bite the caudal margins of the female's pectoral fins (Ref. 51138), called 'nibbling' by Uchida et al (1999) (Ref. 51119).

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