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.


18 years.


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.


213 centimeters.

Distribuição geográfica:

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


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


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


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.