Cownose Ray Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill, 1815)    Synonyms: Doublehead.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Chondrichthyes   >   Order Myliobatiformes   >   Family Myliobatidae   >   Genus Rhinoptera   

Status:

A native Chesapeake Bay species. Note that recent research shows the Cownose Ray is not a significant consumer of oysters and other shellfish (more info).

There are 45 records in the project database.

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A Cownose Ray in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/24/2016). Photo by Hugh Vandervoort. (MBP list)

A Cownose Ray caught and released by James Yang in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/27/2013). Photo by Rachel Yang. (MBP list)

A Cownose Ray caught in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/19/2012). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in Maryland (8/16/2019). (c) chuuuy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by chuuuy via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/16/2012). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/16/2012). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/16/2012). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/16/2012). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/16/2012). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/2/2021). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Cownose Ray found on the shore at Fort Armistead Park, Baltimore, Maryland (6/5/2013). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Cownose Ray found dead at Point Lookout SP, Maryland (9/7/2013). Comments from Mikey Lutmerding: "Cownose Ray, killed for no reason by one of the many irresponsible fisher-folk at Point Lookout State park. I have found more of these magnificent fish dead on the rocks here than I ever would like to, it is a shame that the people killing them during night fishing cannot be held accountable." Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Cownose Ray in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/6/2019). (c) jwalber, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jwalber via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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