Common Name: Southern Stingray Scientific Name: Dasyatis americana Range: Atlantic coast: New Jersey to Brazil; Gulf of Mexico; Caribbean Habitat: Shallow coastal waters Size: 5 feet / 1.5 meters Comments: Stingrays are almost rectangular and have long thin tails; they have no dorsal or anal fins. The stingray has a sharp spine at the base of the tail which has venom-secreting … Read More.
Common Name: Skate Scientific Name: Raja batis Range: E. Atlantic Ocean: Arctic Ocean to Maderia; Mediterranean Sea Habitat: Deep Waters Size: 8 feet / 2.4 meters Comments:Large numbers of skate are caught for food. Skates live in waters 98 to 2,000 ft (30 to 600 m) deep; only young fishes are found in the shallower … Read More.
Common Name: Eagle Ray Scientific Name: Myliobatis aquila Range: E. Atlantic Ocean: Britain to Senegal; Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas Habitat: Coastal waters Size: 6 ft (1.8 m) Comments: Eagle rays are large, graceful fishes, with pointed, wing-like pectoral fins and long thin tails. They feed on the seabed on crustaceans and mollusks, but are more active than stingrays. In the north … Read More.
Common Name: Atlantic Torpedo / Electric Ray Scientific Name: Torpedo nobiliana Range: Atlantic Ocean: Scotland to South Africa, Nova Scotia to North Carolina; Mediterranean Sea. Habitat: Seabed Size: 6 ft (1.8 m) Comments: Torpedo rays can give electric shocks of 70 to 220 volts, sufficient power to kill or stun a prey fish or to throw a man to the ground. … Read More.
Common Name: Atlantic Manta Scientific Name: Manta birostris Range: Atlantic Ocean: North Carolina to Brazil, Maderia to W. Africa Habitat: Coastal waters, open sea Size: 17 ft (5.2 m); 22 ft (6.7 m) wide Comments: The gigantic manta, also known as the giant devil ray, is the largest ray. It has huge pointed pectoral fins, a fairly short tail and a … Read More.