Clearnose Skate

Clearnose Skate

Raja eglanteria

Life History:

Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: : Has translucent “window panes” on either side of its pointed snout. Brown or tan with mottling and a few spots. Single row of thorns along the mid-ridge of the back, has no spine for stinging.

Size: Mostly around 18 inches

Age at Maturity:

Range: Cape Cod to South Florida

Habitat: Soft bottom near shore

Angling Information:

Bait and Tackle: Bottom tackle with shrimp or cut bait

Fishing Method: Still fishing

Food Value: Very good, tastes like scallops