Skate and Ray Factsheets

The Shark Trust’s skate and ray factsheets provide detailed species information and includes a full reference list for further reading.

Each factsheet includes the species; scientific name, common name, distribution, appearance, similar species and teeth. An ecology and biology section includes information about their habitat, diet, reproduction and commercial importance, threats conservation, legislation, IUCN Red List Assessment and handling advice.

Download individual factsheets for the 21 species of skate and ray encountered in British and Irish waters below. Shark factsheets are also available.


British Skates & Rays


Related Links:

Skate and Ray Taxonomy

Skate and Ray Morphology

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The Great Eggcase Hunt

Anglers Recording Project