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Common skate

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Common skate
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Urist likes common skates for their flat bodies.

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· Aquatic

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 2,000 cm3
Mid: 30,000 cm3
Max: 100,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 8-10
Fat 7
Brain 1
Heart 1
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A medium-sized, flat, bottom-dwelling fish.

Common skates are cartilaginous fish that can be found in temperate and tropical oceans. Nearly twice the size of a dwarf, they provide a good amount of returns if butchered. As fully-sized creatures, they can't be fished by fisherdwarves, but can be caught with a drowning chamber. An infant common skate is called a common skate pup.

Being cartilaginous, common skates won't give bones if butchered (though they'll still provide a skull).

Some dwarves like common skates for their flat bodies.

Admired for their flat bodies.