Species No Category Common_Name Species Name Length (cm) Length_In Notes Graphic
90,120.00 Ray Bat Ray Myliobatis californica 56.00 22.05 Also know as the grinder ray because of its flat grinding teeth used to crush its meal of crustaceans or invertebrates. Inhabits bays, sloughs, and kelp beds with sandy bottoms.
The bat ray digs up food with its wings and snout, and will even bite off overhanging ledges to get at prey. It hunts singly or in groups. When resting, it buries itself in sand with just the eyes protruding.
Edibility is poor.
Range is from Oregon to the Gulf of California.
90,180.00 Ray Spotted Eagle Ray Aetobatus narinari 200.00 78.74 Found in reef areas and sandy bottoms. The spotted eagle ray has a poisonous spine on its tail and incredibly powerful jaws to crush oysters, clams, and numerous crustaceans. Divers report large schools during breeding season.
This ray is an active swimmer and often leaps into the air. The slapping sound it makes on the water is thought to mark a territory.
Edibility is poor.
Range is throughout the tropics.

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