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The Spotted Ray (Raja montagui) can grow to about 8lb.

IdentificationEdit

A short snouted ray with sharp disc corners forming approximately right angles. A median row of closely packed spines runs from the shoulders to the dorsal with one or two between dorsals. Colour: back, brownish with small black dots that don't reach the margins of the disc and often a pale spot with a ring of dark spots forming an ocellus on each wing. Breeding: Eggs in their short horned capsules are laid in shallow water during April through to July.

HabitatEdit

Found in deeper water 25 to 120m over sandy and rough grounds.

FoodEdit

Mainly eats a wide range of crustaceans, with only the occassional fish.

RangeEdit

Common round the South coast but less common in the North and North East of the UK.

References Edit

The Aquarium Project

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