Latin Name: Rhinopetera bonasus
Diet: Cownose rays hunt for fish and crustaceans using pulses of electricity that help them detect the movement of animals buried in the sand.
Habitat: Cownose rays swim in open water and visit the ocean bottom to feed. There are several species of cownose rays found around the world. This particular one lives in the Caribbean Sea. Others are found in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
Conservation Status: Varies with region. Threatened in Mediterranean Sea.