thornback


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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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Another Rhondda club Odyssey SAC took to the water on the Penarth boat Escape for a competition that ended in a win for Trealaw member Lee Habberfield with a 105lb catch of thornbacks, blonde rays and dogfish.
Forty to 50 years ago we regularly used to catch double-figure thornbacks from the Durham beaches.
The thornback, which was 91cm long and 67cm from wing to wing tip, grabbed his bait of peeler crab.
Julie, after a difficult start, took a lovely 5lb cod, while husband Earl landed a super 9lb thornback.
Rachel and her team will be going out in the Mersey to tag Thornback Rays individually.
The frequency of occurrence and relative abundance of thornback and smoothhounds increased in later derbies compared to the derbies in the 1950's and 1960's, but they continued to comprise only a small percentage of the catch.
Abstract--Tope shark (Galeorhinusgaleus) and thornback ray (Raja clavata) are the two most captured elasmobranch species by the Azorean bottom longline fishery.
The rajidae, which includes the thornback ray and spotted ray.
John Thornback, Managing Director of Imaging Research Solutions Limited, said, "We are very pleased to be working with Immune Network on this exciting and innovative project.
Risca mullet ace Robert Evans caught one weighing 5lb 5oz at Dock Beach to pocket the PS50 third prize while Joe Deandrade did best on the pier with the 5lb 2oz thornback ray that gave him fourth prize.
Steve Williams with his catch of six, the best 8lb and right, Jamie Mullen with a decent thornback
Davey Bond landed an excellent Thornback Ray of almost 9 1/2lb from this venue.