|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Rhinopteridae||Rhinoptera bonasus||(Mitchill)||1815||Cownose Ray|
Unique Characters: Anterior part of head distinctly elevated from disc. Anterior section of pectoral fin separated from remainder of fin and forming fleshy subrostral lobe, lobe extends slightly in front of head and is deeply incised medially. Eyes and spiracles on sides of head. Mouth nearly transverse; fleshy papillae absent on floor of mouth; teeth consist of flattened plates arranged like pavement stones in 7 series in each jaw (occasionally 6 or 8) forming dental plate in each jaw; those of medial column largest.
Similar Species: None.