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 49 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 (Date obscured). (c) chuuuy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by chuuuy via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

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

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

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

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

Cownose Ray in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (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)

Cownose Ray in Calvert Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ben Springer. (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 (Date obscured). (c) jwalber, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jwalber via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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