thorny skate

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Noun1.thorny skate - cold-water bottom fish with spines on the back; to 40 inches
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.
Thorny skate is of particular concern due to its declining survey biomass and overfished condition in U.S.
This creature is a thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata).
The thorny skate is broadly distributed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The VP CIs were more accurate, except when [[sigma].sup.2] [greater than or equal to] 0.5 for the thorny skate simulation (Fig.
Atlantic cod and thorny skate had mean total catches (for both vessels) that exceeded the 75th percentile (Table 2), indicating that there were a few large catches that may have undue influence on estimates.
They also agreed that NAFO should set quotas and conservation measures for redfish, thorny skate and white hake in future.
However, a single study conducted on the thorny skates (Raja radiata) (Berestovskii, 1994) in water temperatures near those found for the Alaska skate revealed that the developmental periods of these two species to be comparable (thorny skate, 4.6[degrees]C, 912 days; Alaska skate, 4.4[degrees]C, 1290 days).
Abstract--The thorny skate {Amblyraja radiata) is a large species of skate that is endemic to the waters of the western north Atlantic in the Gulf of Maine.
erinacea], and thorny skate [Amblyraja radiata]) commercially more viable (Sosebee, 2000; NEFMC (1,2)).