Porcupine Ray Facts
|Size||47-59 in (120-150 cm)|
|Weight||Up to 220 lb (100 kg)|
|Food||Fish, crabs, starfish, mussels, snails|
|Habitat||Red Sea, Indo-Pacific|
|Scientific name||Urogymnus asperrimus|
|Characteristics||Armored, no poison sting|
The porcupine ray gets its name from the barbs and spines on its body. It lives in coastal waters at depths of around 100 feet (30 meters). The porcupine ray is the only animal in the urogymnus genus.
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Are Porcupine Rays Dangerous?
The porcupine ray is a kind of whiptail stingray, which mostly have a poisonous sting on their tails. But not the porcupine ray. Instead, they have small, pointy dermal teeth and sharp spines all over their bodies. These can cause very painful wounds.
Senses and Abilities
Porcupine Rays Camouflage Themselves
Porcupine rays prefer to hang around on sandy surfaces or near coral reefs. Thanks to their flat body shape and their color, they can hardly be distinguished from the sea floor. They also like to hide in caves or bury themselves in the sand to rest.
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