Ray

Order: 
Rajiformes
Family: 
Rajidae

Small cartilaginous fish. Short face. Top face of smooth disc, with some small stings on the nose. Tail with five rows of stingers. Light brown color on the dorsal side, with numerous dark spots. In each pectoral fin a large circular or oval ocellus, with the light blue center surrounded by a black ring and a yellow one. White ventral face. Up to 60 cm in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Braunrochen
France: 
Raie miroir
Italy: 
Razza
Portugal: 
Raia quatro olhos
UK: 
Ray
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
JAI
Scientific name: 
Raja miraletus
Type: 
White fish
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
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
56