TITLE

Skates and Rays

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Skates and Rays, fish closely related to sharks. Like sharks, skates and rays have skeletons of cartilage rather than bone. Most skates and rays have bodies that are flattened from top to bottom. Their large pectoral fins, often called wings, are attached to the head. Skates live in cold seas; rays live in warm seas and in some tropical rivers. There are about 100 species of skates and about 240 species of rays.
ACCESSION #
37310173

 

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