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Cownose Ray

Coastal Habitats

Animals of the Gulf Waters 

Cownose Ray

Cownose Ray

Rhinoptera bonasus

 

Cownose rays are easy to tell from other rays because their foreheads project over their deeply notched snouts. These rays suck snails, oysters, crabs and other shellfish from the bottom of shallow mud and sand flats. Like other rays, cownose rays have platelike teeth with which they grind up their food.

Animals of the Gulf Waters

 

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