Rhinoptera steindachneri Evermann & Jenkins, 1891
Pacific cownose ray
photo by BĂ©arez, P.

Family:  Rhinopteridae (Cownose rays)
Max. size:  91.6 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 65 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. Probably occurring elsewhere.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found over soft bottoms, near rocky or coral reefs; also near reef drop-offs (Ref. 12951). Occasionally near the surface and may jump out of the water. Often in schools, sometimes associated with Aetobatus narinari, the spotted eagle ray (Ref. 12951). Feeds on benthic crustaceans and mollusks. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 08 February 2019 (A2d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 03.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.01.20
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 26.02.99

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