|Species||• R. bonasus|
|Conservation Status |
Feeding Habits Edit
The rays feed on mollusks such as clams and oysters (as well as small fish in captivity). They use suction with two modified fins on its front side to suck in the food, where the ray will crush the food with its special dental plates. The rays travel in large groups, where they can use their "wings" to stir up sediment and find food.
In Aquariums Edit
Cownose Rays are very popular in public aquariums, being used as an animal for petting in the Florida Aquarium, New England Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium, SeaWorld, and much more places. This is due to their active nature and friendly behavior. They are not very aggressive and rarely use their stingers. In some areas like SeaWorld Orlando, you can even feed the rays in their tanks.
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|