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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garmani; clearnose skate, Raja eglanteria; thorny skate, Amblyraja radiata; smooth skate, Malacoraja senta; and barndoor skate, Dipturus laevis.
Three species were documented in the skate wing landings: winter, thorny, and barndoor skates. The mean ([+ or -]1 s.d.) individual wing weights were 0.80 [+ or -] 0.17 kg for winter skate, 1.16 [+ or -] 0.40 kg for thorny skate, and 0.99 [+ or -] 0.38 kg for barndoor skate.
The common skate Diptams batis (Linnaeus, 1758), barndoor skate D.
Gedamke T, DuPaul WD, Musick JA (2005) Observations on the life history of the barndoor skate, Dipturus laeiis, on Georges Bank (western North Atlantic).
The population dynamics of little skate Leucoraja erinacea, winter skate Leucoraja ocellata, and barndoor skate Dipturus laevis: predicting exploitation limits using matrix analysis.
Bycatch of non-target species that are long-lived and exceptionally sensitive to increased levels of mortality, such as barndoor skate (Raja laevis) and deep-water corals (Cnidaria), commonly occurs and could negatively impact their populations (e.g.
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).
Among the unintended victims of trawling have been skates, especially the spectacularly large barndoor skate, Raja laevis, in the Atlantic off North America.
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.