How venomous are cownose rays?
Venomous but not dangerous
Like many other rays, cownoses have one or two venomous barbed spines at the base of the tail that they wield in self-defense. These rays aren’t considered dangerous to humans, though, because the venom is not fatal.
Can you eat cow nose?
But did you know that Cownose rays are edible? The urban legend around here is that some less reputable restaurants served plugs of ray meat as bay scallops. The truth is the “wings” can be skinned, cut from the cartilage, and prepared in a variety of ways.
Is a cownose ray a stingray?
Named for the shape of its head, which when observed from above resembles a cow’s nose, the cownose ray is a moderately sized stingray native to the western Atlantic Ocean.