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thornback

División en sílabas: thorn·back
Pronunciación: /ˈTHôrnbak
 
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(also thornback ray)

Definición de thornback en inglés:

sustantivo

A ray of shallow inshore waters that has spines on the back and tail, in particular.
  • A prickly skinned European ray that is often eaten as “skate” (Raja clavata, family Rajidae).A ray that lives in the warm waters of the Pacific (Platyrhinoidis triseriata, family Platyrhinidae).
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The best ray for eating, and the one best known in Europe, is Raja clavata, the thornback ray.

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