Raja undulata Lacepède, 1802
Undulate ray
Raja undulata
photo by Salesjö, A.

Family:  Rajidae (Skates)
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: southern Ireland and England to Senegal, including the western Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. Reported from the eastern Mediterranean (Ref. 3261).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on sandy bottoms of shelf waters (Ref. 3167). Feed on all kinds of bottom animals (Ref. 3167). Oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother (Ref. 205). Eggs are oblong capsules with stiff pointed horns at the corners deposited in sandy or muddy flats (Ref. 205). Egg capsules are 7.2-9.0 cm long and 4.2-5.2 cm wide (Ref. 41303 , 41251, 41304).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 03 September 2003 (A2bd+3d+4bd) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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