Scientific name: Raja Clavata There are two types of this species known by the name of common skate and thornback ray or nasturtium. The species lives in all seas. Some species of ray spend their time at the mouths of rivers and others offshore. To fish them, you need trawls placed in the water or you can capture them with longlines. It is one of the most commonly fished species in the world and in the Mediterranean basin they are mostly found in the Adriatic Sea. This species is very lean: it is a very light food recommended in the diet of children and the elderly.