Cownose ray


• Nome científico: Rhinoptera bonasus
• Classe: Fish
• Hábitos alimentares: Carnivore
• Status de conservação: Near threatened


Informações gerais:

It is a gregarious species, forming large groups during migratory periods.

Longevidade:

18 years.

Dieta:

In the natural environment it feeds mainly on a variety of mollusks and other benthic animals. At the São Paulo Aquarium, various types of fish, squid, shrimp and seafood are offered.

Tamanho:

213 centimeters.

Distribuição geográfica:

Tropical and temperate coast (only in regions of warmer water) of the Atlantic Ocean.

Conservação:

There are currently no threats from commercial fishing, but there is little information about the species contribution to artisanal fishing.

Habitat:

It occurs in marine and brackish areas, usually being close to bays and estuaries.

Reprodução:

They are aplacental viviparous (or ovoviviparous), that is, their embryos develop initially in an egg capsule full of calf, as the embryo grows, it also absorbs a uterine mucus enriched with protein and fat. Individuals are born fully formed.

Localização no Aquário de São Paulo:

Marine World Sector.