Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Skates and Rays. Comparison and Differences.

Difference between Skates and Rays

1. Rays swim by moving fins up and down. Skates create a wave from the forward to backward fin edges.

2. Rays have streamlined tails with venomous barbs or spines. Skates have fleshier tails with small fins and no spines

3. Rays are larger in size as compared to skates.

4. Rays are ovoviviparous whereas Skates are mostly oviparous.

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