Image Gallery: Rays

When people think of 'rays' they are generally thinking of stingrays.  These fishes (family Dasyatidae) have long, slender, whip-like tails.  There are, however, rays with leaf-like tails (family Urolophidae) and others with short, spiny tails (Rajidae) as well as other families that look different again.  Rays are a surprisingly varied group.