cownose ray

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Synonyms for cownose ray

large ray found along eastern coast of North America

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Residence and movement patterns of cownose rays Rhinoptera bonasus within a south-west Florida Estuary.
The cownose ray is a migratory, long-lived species with large body size, low fecundity, relatively late age of maturation, and distinct schooling and sex-specific behavior (Smith & Merriner 1987, Grusha 2005).
The smooth-hound bignose shark guitarfish stingray eagle ray and cownose ray are some of the cartilaginous fish that live in the northeastern Mediterranean and are occasionally found in the nets of fishermen.
Budding marine biologists also have the opportunity to feed the cownose rays if they fancy it.
Cownose rays devour all the scallops off the North Carolina coast.
Dubai: Prevarifications that artificial islands created off Dubai shores would never play host as a natural habitat to marine animals are being proved wrong with the arrival in recent days of a massive school of cownose rays.
The cownose ray, Rhinoptera bonasus Mitchill, 1815 belongs to the Rhinopteridae family.
Orth RJ: Destruction of eelgrass, Zostera marina, by the cownose ray Rhinoptera bonasus, in the Chesapeake Bay.
Peterson also notes that the cownose ray is just one of a dozen mid-level marine species whose numbers are rising as shark populations decline.
The US east coast cownose ray population alone is now estimated at over 40 million.
As part of the new study, he and his colleagues explored some of those effects by protecting bay scallops from the cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus), one of the flourishing midlevel predators.
The Ticon Cownose ray, Rhinoptera brasiliensis, a common species from the Brazilian coast, is frequentetly caught by gill nets fishery.
In the Chesapeake Bay, the cownose ray is well known for preying on commercially valuable clams and oysters; come winter, it migrates southward to Florida and possibly as far as Rio de Janeiro.
The shallow-water assemblage was composed of golden cownose ray (Rhinoptera steindachneri), whitesnout guitarfish (Rhinobatos leucorhynchus), giant electric ray, bullseye electric ray, vermiculate electric ray, longtail stingray, equatorial skate (Raja equatorialis), blotched stingray, thorny stingray, and Panamic stingray.