barndoor skate


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Noun1.barndoor skate - one of the largest skates (to 5 feet)barndoor skate - one of the largest skates (to 5 feet); an active skate easy to hook
skate - large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins
genus Raja, Raja - type genus of the family Rajidae
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For example, the barndoor skate has declined 90 to 99% over the last 50 years due to incidental capture in trawls and dredges (Casey and Myers 1998).
In March, two organizations independently petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to designate the barndoor skate as an endangered species.
One factor in the scarcity of barndoor skates and other large species may be hiding in the second paragraph of your article "Skating to extinction" (SN: 5/1/99, p.