A skate is fish belonging to the family Rajidae. Skates are cartilaginous fishes belonging to the order Batoidea of rays, and are closely related to sharks. They are carnivorous, feeding mostly on smaller fish and crustaceans. They have flat pectoral fins continuous with their head, two dorsal fins and a short, spineless tail.
A skate egg case, known as a mermaid's purse
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