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Small-eyed ray

Order Rajiformes
Family Rajidae

Cartilaginous skeleton marine fish with very small eyes. Eyes visibly small; dorsal fins close-set, no thorns between; upper surface predominantly spinulose, underside almost smooth in young, but head and centre of disc prickly in larger specimens; orbital thorns separate, a regular row of about 50 thorns from nape to first dorsal fin; upper surface greyish, olive to light brown with light blotches and long bands, underside white. Maximum length: 80 cm.

FAO code
Raja microocellata
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Kleinäugiger Rochen
China 小睛斑鳐
France Raie mêlée
Italy Razza
Portugal Raia zimbreira
United Kingdom Small-eyed ray
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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