Spotted Ray

Raja montagui
Spotted Ray

Habitat: Sandy or muddy sea floor
Depth: 8-530m
Food: Crustaceans, worms squid and small fish
Length: Up to 60cm
Lifespan: 18 year
Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC)

Similar to the blonde ray, the spotted ray has a blunt nose and brown spots over its upper surface. Lying on the seabed, it covers itself in sand and pounces on its prey. Young spotted rays eat crabs and shrimps but adults prefer fish and larger crustaceans. Like other rays, the spotted ray has up to 60 rows of small teeth on the upper jaw.

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