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  • snout tip firm, not long, sides slighty convex
    nape - triangular patches thorns
    top - rosettes of dark spots
    center back - 1-3 rows thorns each side
    tail: cross-bars of spots
    belly pale
    Leucoraja garmani, Freckled skate, Leopard skate, Rosette skate
    tail rows thorns center & sides
  • snout tip firm, not long, sides convex
    nape - triangular patches thorns
    dark & pale spots
    center back - 2-5 rows thorns
    belly pale
    Leucoraja lentiginosa, Freckled skate
    tail rows thorns center & sides
  • disc heart-shaped, front edges undulating
    snout tip firm
    center disc thorns: 1-2 rows shoulder to tail
    thorns: nape 3, 2-3 each shoulder
    tail: multiple rows thorns
    top with dense dark & light spots
    under disc light
    Leucoraja yucatanensis, Yucatan skate, Yucatan whiteskate