Skates are cartilaginous fishes belonging to the family Rajidae in the superorder Batoidea of rays. More than 200 species have been described, in 27 genera. There are two subfamilies, Rajinae (hardnose skates) and Arhynchobatinae (softnose skates).

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Little Skate - Biology and Ecology - Feeding
... The diet of the little skate consists mostly of decapod crustaceans and amphipods ... The importance of crustaceans in the skate's diet increases with size ... This species shares its benthic habitat with the similar winter skate the little skate focuses more on epifauna (organisms living atop the substrate) while the ...
Little Skate
... The little skate, Raja erinacea, is a species of skate in the family Rajidae, found from Nova Scotia to North Carolina on sand or gravel habitats ...
Skate - Gallery
... Skate, Raja erinacea Broad skate, Amblyraja badia Uncooked skate wing A skate, half-buried beneath the sand A cut-away view of a skate egg case ...
Little Skate - Human Interactions
... Gibbons promoted the consumption of the little skate in his cookbook Stalking the Blue-eyed Scallop (1964), noting that its wings, properly cut, could be treated like ... Round cuts from the little skate's wings are marketed as "scallops", though due to their small size their commercial importance is limited ... Little skates are also often used to bait traps, especially for lobsters and eels ...
Little Skate - Description
... The little skate has a rounded pectoral fin disk 1.2 times as wide as long, and a blunt snout with a central tip ... The coloration of the little skate ranges from grayish to uniform or variable shades of brown above, becoming lighter towards the edges of the disk, and ... The little skate may be confused with unspotted individuals of the winter skate (Leucoraja ocellata), which has a similar shape ...

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