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thornback

[′thȯrn‚bak]
(vertebrate zoology)
Raja clavata. A ray found in European waters and characterized by spines on its back.
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Tope shark and thornback ray are the two most abundant elasmobranch species landed by the Azorean bottom longline fishery.
Some shad, an occasional thornback ray and sometimes a bass or two have given anglers some action.
Newport and District SAC fished at Redwick and the winning catch was a thornback ray and a conger eel weighing 2.
Davey Bond landed an excellent Thornback Ray of almost 9 1/2lb from this venue.
4 metre swell adding to Jack's sea sickness, skipper Steve Dalton sought calmer waters, so Jack's full attentions could be directed towards landing his first ever Thornback Ray.
His cracking 16lb 8oz Thornback Ray not only scoops a Penn Powerstix Pro 15ft 9in Surf rod (pictured), it also broke the club's record for this species.
A THORNBACK ray was among fish caught in the Redcar N and G match.
KIERON CURTIS, 12, of Neilston, has only been fishing for a few months and already he's a very happy chappie thanks top this lovely 10 lb 4 oz thornback ray.
Brendan Davies was on the pier and hooked a 6lb 2oz thornback ray for second place then it was Fred Chick at Black Rock with a 3lb 14oz conger.
Cod and whiting are plentiful here, and those with long-distance casts may bag themselves some thornback ray.
The impressive haul included seven undulate rays, a thornback ray and four bass - including one weighing in at 14lb 8oz - all of which were weighed and then put back.