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Raja montagui (Homelyn ray; Spotted homelyn ray; Spotted ray; Spotted skate; Starry ray)

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Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  4 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  8 years
Litter Size [1]  60

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alloteuthis subulata (European Common Squid)[2]
Alpheus glaber (red snapping shrimp)[2]
Ammodytes tobianus (lesser sand eel)[3]
Ampelisca armoricana[2]
Ampelisca brevicornis[2]
Ampelisca sarsi[2]
Ampelisca spinipes[2]
Ampelisca spooneri[2]
Ampelisca unidentata[2]
Arctozenus risso (Spotted barracudina)[3]
Argentina sphyraena (Lesser silver smelt)[2]
Atelecyclus rotundatus (circular crab)[2]
Atelecyclus undecimdentatus[2]
Callionymus lyra (european dragonet)[3]
Cancer pagurus (Rock crab)[3]
Carcinus maenas (green crab)[3]
Chlorotocus crassicornis (green shrimp)[2]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[3]
Conilera cylindracea[2]
Corystes cassivelaunus (masked crab)[3]
Crangon allmanni[3]
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)[2]
Echiichthys vipera (Lesser weever)[3]
Eupanthalis kinbergi[2]
Eurydice affinis (bleke agaatpissebed)[2]
Eurydice pulchra (gewone pissebed)[2]
Eurydice spinigera[2]
Galathea dispersa[3]
Gammarellus homari[3]
Gastrosaccus spinifer[3]
Goneplax rhomboides (angular crab)[2]
Gymnammodytes semisquamatus (smoothed sandeel)[2]
Hippolyte varians[3]
Hippomedon denticulatus[2]
Hyperoplus lanceolatus (greater sand eel)[3]
Inachus leptochirus[3]
Liocarcinus depurator (harbour crab)[2]
Liocarcinus holsatus (flying crab)[3]
Liocarcinus pusillus (dwarf swimming crab)[3]
Lophogaster typicus[2]
Macropipus tuberculatus (portunid crab)[3]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[3]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[3]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[3]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[2]
Munida intermedia[2]
Munida rugosa (Long-clawed squat lobster)[3]
Necora puber (velvet crab)[3]
Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster)[3]
Ophelia bicornis[3]
Ophelia limacina (ophélie)[3]
Pagurus bernhardus (Bernhard's hermit crab)[3]
Pandalus montagui (Aesop shrimp)[3]
Paramysis arenosa[2]
Pasiphaea sivado (white glass shrimp)[3]
Philocheras gorei[3]
Pirimela denticulata (toothed pirimela)[2]
Pontophilus echinulatus[3]
Pontophilus norvegicus (Norwegian shrimp)[2]
Processa canaliculata (processa shrimp)[3]
Processa hemphilli[3]
Processa macrophthalma[2]
Processa modica[2]
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)[2]
Scyllarus arctus (small european locust lobster)[2]
Sepiola atlantica (Atlantic Bobtail)[3]
Solenocera membranacea (Atlantic mud shrimp)[2]
Sprattus sprattus (Whitebait)[3]
Thia scutellata (thumbnail crab)[2]
Trachinus draco (Greater weever)[2]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[2]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[3]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[3]
Upogebia deltaura[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblyraja hyperborea (Arctic skate)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)2
Arnoglossus laterna (Scald-fish)2
Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)1
Bothus podas (Wide-eyed flounder)1
Carcinus maenas (green crab)1
Cataetyx alleni (Allen's brotula)1
Chelidonichthys cuculus (cockoo gurnard)2
Chelidonichthys lastoviza (Streaked gurnard)1
Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)1
Chelidonichthys obscurus (Shining gurnard)1
Citharus linguatula (Spotted flounder)1
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)2
Conger conger (Conger)1
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)3
Coryphaenoides mediterraneus (Mediterranean grenadier)1
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)1
Ctenolabrus rupestris (Rock cook)1
Deania calcea (Thompsons shark)1
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)3
Dipturus batis (Blue skate)1
Eledone cirrhosa (Curled octopus)1
Etmopterus pusillus (Smooth lanternshark)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)2
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)3
Gadus morhua (rock cod)2
Gaidropsarus biscayensis (Spotted rockling)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)1
Gnathophis mystax (Thinlip conger)4
Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher)1
Hydrobates pelagicus (European Storm-Petrel)2
Hymenocephalus italicus (Glasshead grenadier)1
Labrus bergylta (Ballan wrasse)1
Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin)1
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)1
Lepidorhombus boscii (Whiff)3
Lepidotrigla cavillone (Large-scaled gurnard)2
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)1
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)9
Lycodes frigidus (Glacial eelpout)1
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)1
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)1
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)4
Molva dypterygia (Ling)1
Mullus barbatus (red mullet)1
Mullus surmuletus (Red mullet)1
Mustelus mustelus (Sweet William)1
Mustelus punctulatus (Black spotted smooth hound)1
Myoxocephalus scorpius (Short-spined sea scorpion)1
Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)1
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)2
Ophidion barbatum (Cusk eel)1
Pagellus acarne (Spanish seabream)1
Pagellus bogaraveo (Sea-bream)1
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)1
Phycis blennoides (Greater fork-beard)1
Phycis phycis (Fork-beard)1
Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill)1
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)1
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)1
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Pomadasys incisus (Bastard grunt)2
Pomatoschistus microps (Common goby)2
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)1
Raja brachyura (Blond ray)8
Raja clavata (Roker)18
Raja miraletus (Brown ray)1
Raja polystigma (Speckled ray)2
Raja undulata (Painted ray)1
Rajella lintea (Sharp-nosed skate)2
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)1
Rhinobatos rhinobatos (Mediterranean longnose)1
Sarda sarda (Stripe-backed pelamis)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scorpaena porcus (Black scorpion fish)2
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)2
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)1
Serranus cabrilla (Learned rockfich)1
Synodus saurus (Atlantic lizardfish)1
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)1
Trachyrincus scabrus (Roughsnout grenadier)1
Trigla lyra (Gurnard)2
Trisopterus capelanus (Poor cod)2
Uranoscopus scaber (Stargazer)1
Uria aalge (Common Murre)2
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)1

Predators

Dipturus batis (Blue skate)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthobothrium dujardini <Unverified Name>[4]
Acanthocotyle lobianchi[4]
Calicotyle kroyeri[4]
Dictyocotyle coeliaca[4]
Echeneibothrium maculatum[4]
Echinobothrium brachysoma[4]
Empruthotrema raiae[4]
Entobdella soleae[4]
Otodistomum cestoides[4]
Pseudanisakis baylisi <Unverified Name>[4]
Rajonchocotyle emarginata[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
London Aquarium

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Channel Islands; Croatia; Denmark; Eastern Atlantic: Shetlands, southern North Sea and the western Baltic to Mauritania, including the western part of the Mediterranean (to Tunisia and western Greece).; England and Wales (UK); France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greece; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Lebanon; Mauritania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Northern Ireland; Norway; Portugal; Scotland (UK); Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom; Western Sahara;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Diet comparison of four ray species (Raja clavata, Raja brachyura, Raja montagui and Leucoraja naevus) caught along the Portuguese continental shelf, Inês Farias, Ivone Figueiredo, Teresa Moura, Leonel Serrano Gordo, Ana Neves and Bárbara Serra-Pereira, Aquat. Living Resour. 19, 105–114 (2006)
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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