Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Prominent triangular snout. Broadly rounded wingtips. Upper surface: brown or yellowish brown, paler toward margins of wings. Lower surface white. Mid-dorsal row of spines present, but few on tail beyond pelvic fins. Dangerous barbed spike at the base of the tail.
Size: Usually 1-2 feet
Range: Florida to New Jersey
Habitat: Forage on soft bottom, particularly flats and shorelines.
Bait and Tackle: Spinning or surf tackle baited with shrimp or crab
Fishing Method: Still fishing
Food Value: Very good, tastes like scallops