Undulate ray (Raja undulata)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound off the southern and western coasts of England as well as the coasts of Wales and much of Ireland. Most common in the English Channel.
HabitatThe undulate ray is an offshore demersal species with a depth range of 50-200 m often found on sandy bottoms.
- Up to 1 m in legth.
- Brightly coloured dorsal surface with dark stripes and white spots.
- Pointed snout with a prickly underside.
- The tail is only slightly longer than the body.
- Upper surface covered in spines.
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Last Updated: 17/04/2008