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A ray of shallow inshore waters which has spines on the back and tail, in particular:
- ‘The most common are dragonets, topknots, dabs, plaice and, if you're lucky, the occasional anglerfish and thornback ray.’
- ‘Although they do not undergo a distinct migration, thornbacks appear to move inshore slightly to spawn.’
- ‘Although thornbacks are found throughout UK waters, as always there are certain key areas that give you a better than average chance.’
- ‘For a while we thought it might be a smallish skate, but it turned out to be a nice thornback of around twelve pounds.’
- ‘The best ray for eating, and the one best known in Europe, is Raja clavata, the thornback ray.’
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