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Small eyed Ray (RAJA MICROCELLATA)

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RAY, SMALL EYED / RAJA MICROCELLATA
2 4 5.16 11.6 Morte Bay England 220885 K. Paddon
4 8 4.34 9.9 Selsey Bill England 120781 R. Nye
6 12 5.40 11.14 Dartmouth England 280981 L. Saunders
8 16 6.12 13.8 Woolacombe England 050786 R. White
10 20 7.37 16.4 Start Point England 150973 H. Pout
*AT AT 7.94 17.8 Watchet England 91 S. Storey
*SH SH 6.80 15.0 South Wales 91 N. Wood

The Small Eyed Ray (RAJA MICROCELLATA)

is found in the English Channel and south west of England and Ireland. A short snouted ray with sharp disc corners forming approximately right angles. The eye is small. The spines on the middle line of the back and tail have narrow points bent at right angles, thus lying almost flat along the body. The spines are closely packed and small, as are the single series each side of the tail. Colour: greyish to light brown with large white spots and lines (sometimes feint) which run almost parallel to the margins of the disc. The underside of the Small Eyed Ray is white.
small eyed ray (RAJA MICROCELLATA)

Its habitat is confined to sandy grounds in particular to certain sandy bays and estuaries in shallow to moderate depths. The usual size of a Small Eyed Ray is between 5 to 10lb. The Small Eyed Ray feeds on small fish.

Ripe females have been found throughout the summer in the English Channel.

 

 

 

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