Sandy Ray

Fact File:

Common Name(s):
Sandy Ray

Scientific Name:
Raja cirularis

Usual Size:

UK Record Weights from rod/line:

Shore: Vacant (qualifying weight= 2lb)

Boat: Vacant (qualifying weight= 2lb)

MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: Boat:

The tail is strongly spiny, with two rows of heavily curved, closely packed spines on each side of the tail which are continued on to the posterior half of the body disc. The outer corners of the disc are broadly rounded. The dorsal fins are large and join at the base. Colour: Light or reddish brown, with four to six distinct creamy spots on the wings and pelvics. Underside white.

not known

A deep water ray found in 70 - 275m usually as the name suggests on sandy bottoms.

Not known

Found along the west coast of the UK but uncommon except on deep water banks in the open ocean.

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