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thornback

[′thȯrn‚bak]
(vertebrate zoology)
Raja clavata. A ray found in European waters and characterized by spines on its back.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Third place went to Dan Crump 13lb8oz with a thornback ray and a hound.
Carefully clambering down to the chosen landing spot, I played and landed a smashing smiling thornback for my troubles.
After having to pump, heave and reel, Darling finally pulled his fish to the side - and when weighed it proved to be a personal-best thornback of 11lb 14oz.
Chickens& Carnations placemats, set of four, PS35, and coasters, set of four, PS15, from Thornback & Peel (thornback andpeel.co.uk)
Forty to 50 years ago we regularly used to catch double-figure thornbacks from the Durham beaches.
Julie, after a difficult start, took a lovely 5lb cod, while husband Earl landed a super 9lb thornback.
NATIONAL Museums Liverpool is asking us all to get involved in RayWatch, a conservation project helping to track threatened Thornback Rays in the Mersey and Liverpool Bay.
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These include: bat ray, Myliobatis californica; shovelnose guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus; leopard shark, Triakis semifasciata; gray smoothhound, Mustelus californicus; brown smoothhound, Mustelus henlei; thornback. Platyrhinoidis triseriata; and round stingray, Urobatis hulleri.
Abstract--Tope shark (Galeorhinusgaleus) and thornback ray (Raja clavata) are the two most captured elasmobranch species by the Azorean bottom longline fishery.
In first place was club sponsor Dave Leader with a thornback ray and a single conger eel for 4.18kg.