Cownose Ray

The cownose ray is a type of stingray approximately 2-3 feet across. They are not aggressive and will only use the stinger as a form of defense against a predator, such as a shark.
Cownose rays are not directly targeted by commercial fisherman, but many die in nets intended to catch fish. These rays generally have only one pup per year, so the population is slow to recover from over-fishing.

Atlantic Ocean

At A Glance


Marine and brackish waters


Fish, crabs, lobsters, and molluscs


Atlantic Ocean