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White Skate (RAJA ALBA)

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SKATE, WHITE / RAJA ALBA
AT AT 76.84 165.0 Clew Bay Eire 66 J. Stack

The white skate (Raja Alba)

has the following identifiable characteristics:- a Long pointed snout (more so in adults) the outer leading edge of the wing is square cut. The dorsal surface, except for the middle of the wings, is covered with small prickles. the median rows of spines on the tail have weakly ridged bases, can be worn flat on larger specimens.

Colour: back, grey with indistinct whitish spots, young are normally reddish brown. Underside, adults white with greyish (black on young) band to the rear of the disc.

white skate (RAJA ALBA)

The white skate (Raja Alba) is found in the 40m - 200m depth range over most types of bottom.The white skate (Raja Alba) Is at it's northern Limit and scarce in the English Channel, but is more common, although still uncommon off the south west coast of England and South coast of Ireland.

 

 

Information supplied by http://web.ukonline.co.uk/aquarium/pages/whiteskate.html and http://www.cabildodelanzarote.com/areavirtual/especies/cartilaginosos.htm

 
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