Small-eyed ray

Small-eyed ray, Raja microocellata

IUCN Red List assessment: Near Threatened

Ink on paper

Artist: Julia Churchill-Angus

Known also as a Painted Ray, this fish can grow up to three feet. A near threatened species, and found mostly around the south and west of the UK, it feeds mostly on other fish by burying itself in sediment on the seabed to spring on its prey.

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