Thornback skate

The Thornback skate lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 170 m , usually 0 - 40 m environment.

View all available Thornback Skate Pictures in the Shark Pictures Database Common Names: Thornback skate, Thornback ray (UK). More

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The Thornback ray (Raja clavata) or Thornback skate is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. it is found in coastal waters of Europe and the Atlantic coast of Africa, possibly as far south as Namibia and even South Africa. More

The Thornback ray or Thornback skate is a species of fish in the Rajidae family. More

Another name for a False thornback skate is a Raja straeleni Source: Digital Fish Funnel, July 27, 2004 report as bad entry | send to a friend via email Add your own definition of False thornback skate. More

Thornback skate swimming in shallow water Thornback skate swimming in shallow water© Paul Kay / Thornback skate camouflaged on sea bed, dorsal view Thornback skate camouflaged on sea bed, dorsal view© John Mason / www.ardea. More

The thornback skate is probably one of the commonest skates encountered by divers (3), being among the most abundant rajids in the north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean (1). More

Thornback skate Raja clavata has variable colouration with shades of brown/grey, variegated with dark and light spots and blotches, giving a marbled appearance. The series of dark and light bands along the tail is a key characteristic. More

Common names

Australian thornback skate in English
Australische stekelrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Australsk tornrokke in Danish (dansk)
Denticulate skate in English
Lemprieres skate in English
Thornback skate in English
莱氏鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
萊氏鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Rajidae
Genus : Dipturus
Species : Dipturus lemprieri
Authority : Richardson, 1845