Ray Thornback

The Thornback ray is another short snouted ray with sharp disc wing tips forming approximately right angles. The ray takes it’s name from the numerous large spines over it’s back and often also on its underside. The spines run down the length of the tail, thus they should be handled with extra care. The Thornback is generally a very dark brown colour with a small covering of large cream coloured blotches. The underside of this ray is again white. The Thornback can be found on all manner of sea beds from hard rock covered ground to soft sand and mud. […]

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