Order - Rajiformes
(Rays and Skates)

 

Rajiformes is an order of mostly marine fish. They are related to but are different from sharks in that they have a flattened body. Their gills open on the belly side and their eyes are located on top of the head. There are eight families in the order.

 

 Author: Miles S
Published: 10/2008 

 

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