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Sandy ray

Order Rajiformes
Family Rajidae

Cartilaginous fish. Short face. Anterior edge of the sinuous disk. Disc covered with small stings, except those in the row behind each eye, those of the triangular area at the nape of the neck and those of the 4 rows of the tail, which are larger and more dangerous. Greenish reddish color on the back, with 6 or 7 white speckles on each side of the disk, distributed symmetrically; The white belly. It reaches a little more than 1 m in length.

FAO code
Raja circularis
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 Sandrochen
China 圆盘鳐
France Raie ronde
Italy Razza rotonda
Portugal Raia de São Pedro
United Kingdom Sandy ray
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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