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Undulate Ray (RAJA UNDULATA)

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RAY, UNDULATE / RAJA UNDULATA
4 8 6.58 14.8 Littlehampton England 260597 P. Willee
6 12 4.68 10.5 Tralee Bay Eire 040881 W. Sammann
10 20 7.60 16.12 St Catherines Jersey 181180 J. Rault
*AT AT 9.63 21.4 Jersey Channel Is. 83 K. Skinner
*AT AT 9.63 21.4 Swanage England 83 S. Titt
*SH SH 9.63 21.4 Jersey Channel Is. 83 K. Skinner

The Undulate Ray (RAJA UNDULATA)

is found in the Eastern Atlantic, from southern Ireland and England to Senegal, including the western Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. There have also been reported sightings in the eastern Mediterranean.

The Undulate Ray is found on sandy bottoms of shelf waters .The depth range of these rays is between 50 - 200 metres. They feed on all kinds of bottom animals. They are oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace.

Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother. Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats. Egg capsules are 7.2-9.0 cm long and 4.2-5.2 cm wide.

undulate ray (RAJA UNDULATA)

The resilience of the Undulate Ray is low with minimum population doubling time at 4.5 - 14 years. The maximum size for an Undulate Ray is 1000.0cm TL.

They are found in subtropical climates between 53 degrees North and 15 degrees North and 19 degrees West and 36 degrees East.

 

Undulate Rays are considered harmless, presenting no danger to humans.

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