The Spotted Ray (Raja montagui) can grow to about 8lb.
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.
Found in deeper water 25 to 120m over sandy and rough grounds.
Mainly eats a wide range of crustaceans, with only the occassional fish.
Common round the South coast but less common in the North and North East of the UK.
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