Fat Tuna


Thornback ray

Raja clavata

The Thornback ray occurs along coastal areas and around shallow seamounts and at depths of between 10 and 250 m.

Conservation Status

Although local stocks appear to be healthy, this species has been red-listed by the IUCN as being threatened in the N. Atlantic.

Principal fishing methods

Handline and bottom Line.


The maximum reported size for this species is 120 cm (18 kg) and a maximum reported age of 23 years.


All year round



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