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Cuckoo ray

Order Rajiformes
Family Rajidae

Small cartilaginous fish. Dorsoventrally very depressed body with very large pectoral fins rounded edges that give rhomboid. Short nose and small face, with sinuous edges and large eyes in the dorsal position. Dorsal side of ocher, gray or yellowish, with light spots and black spots. It is distinguished by the presence of a dark ocellus with marbling yellow spots at the base of the pectoral fins. Maximum length 70 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
RJN
Specie
Raja naevus
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
International denominations
Germany Kuckucksrochen
France Raie fleurie
Italy Razza fiorita
Portugal Raia de dois olhos
United Kingdom Cuckoo ray
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls

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