Story: Sharks and rays

Spinetail devil ray

Spinetail devil ray

Spinetail devil rays have finely pointed fins. Their head protrudes from the front, so that they resemble sinister figures in a cape. They are found in the open ocean, in tropical and subtropical zones around the world.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Rays and skates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006