Undulate Ray Raja undulata

Undulate Ray
Undulate Ray
Undulate Ray
The Undulate Ray is part of the skate family and is native to eastern Atlantic sandy coasts and muddy estuaries from southern UK via the Mediterranean to West Africa.
Undulate Ray baby Baby (pup) Undulate Ray.
Baby Undulate Ray with whelk Size comparison: baby ray and whelk.
Undulate Ray Adult Undulate Ray.
Skates lay eggs (brown, rectangular "mermaids' purses"), unlike true rays which give birth to live young. Most skates, however, have a common name of "ray", such as the Undulate Ray. Most are much smaller than the true rays. They like to bury into sand or mud for protection.
Undulate Ray
Undulate Ray
Undulate Ray with Thornback Undulate Ray with Thornback.
The Undulate can grow to about a metre long, half body and half tail. The upper body and fins can have a pale, medium or dark brown background with multiple light spots and dark wavy lines. The underside is pale. There are small thorns on the dorsal surface and two small dorsal fins at the end of the tail. Skates do not have a venomous sting. It is endangered through overfishing.