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The starry ray is the only ray species which can roll itself into a kind of ball. When in such a position, it isn't easy for large predator fish to catch them. Starry rays hunt crustaceans, worms and fish. They'll even eat dead animals if they happen to find one. The starry ray is the most common species of rays in the North Sea; however they are rare along the Dutch coast.


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