My Reef fish book says they have 1 to 5 venemous spines. They must be small because they are not very noticable.
Ironically, just last week something similar happened to my husband. Fortunately, the spotted ray hit the bar that holds the top up (and not my husband) then fell back into the water. Nothing exciting ever happens when I'm in the boat! But that might be a good thing.
Re: When the Ray hits your eye...
#273466 03/20/0805:35 PM03/20/0805:35 PM
The spines are at the base of the tail where it connects to the body. The spines look like Freddy Kruger's fingernails only meaner. Even thought they are lighting fast with the stinging movement and its fatal they are a slow moving peaceful creatures. Ramon Nunez lived through a sting in the leg. he has a great story about it.