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Fossils from Monmouth County, New Jersey

Skates and Rays (Chondrichthyes)

The Skates and Rays are cartilaginous fish, just like sharks. They differ in that they have much more flattened bodies and have enlarged pectoral fins. They are well-suited for living and feeding near the sea floor. Skates primarily feed on fish, while rays prefer to feed on various invertebrates, such as crustaceans and mollusks.

Sawfish

(Ischyrhiza mira)

Cow-Nosed Ray

(Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis)

Sawfish

(Ischyrhiza avonicola)

Guitarfish

(Pseudohypolophus mcnultyi)

Sawfish

(Ptychotrygon sp.)

Guitarfish

(Rhinobatos casieri)

Cow-Nosed Ray

(Rhombodus laevis)

Miscellaneous

Cartilage

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