Skates and Rays

Skates and rays are classed together in this section of the website. These species are defined by their flattened body shape which is designed for living and feeding on the seabed, the presence of a tail, a skeleton made of cartilage and the lack of ray like fins. The species of ray which are most commonly targeted by shore anglers are given their own profiles here, while all of the less common and deeper water species of ray are given shorter profiles in the Other Ray Species section at the bottom of this page.

Common Skate

 

Thornback Ray

 

Small Eyed Ray

 

Undulate Ray

 

Common Stingray

 

Electric Ray

 

Other Ray SpeciesOther Ray Species