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Synonyms for spiny

Synonyms for spiny

full of sharp needlelike protuberances

so replete with interlocking points and complications as to be painfully irritating

Synonyms for spiny

having spines


having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

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Spiny dogfish have experienced varying levels of exploitation since the reporting of commercial landings in the 1960s.
In lakes where it has been found, the spiny water flea competes with native species for the available food supply, and fouls fishing lines by clustering in huge masses on them, she told the group, which included several who said they regularly fish the reservoir.
believed to be the preferred California Spiny Lobster postlarval habitat (Barsky 2001) was in the immediate vicinity of the traps.
Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said a 12-month Fisheries Notice would align Victorian regulations governing the take of Murray spiny freshwater crayfish with New South Wales.
While he agrees that the fishery is in decline, he points to the invasion of the spiny water flea in the lake.
BEST OF THE BUNCH PYRACANTHA 'Tis the season of berries and few are as vivid or vibrant as those of the pyracantha, a spiny evergreen shrub that produces bright orange, yellow or red berries from autumn through to winter.
Scientists first discovered the hedgehog protein in fruit flies and gave it its name because larvae lacking the protein looked spiny.
californica is threatened by blue crabs and spiny lobsters looking for a meal, releasing this purple-hued chemical soup is its beat chance for survival.
Four proposals were submitted to CITES for uplisting of shark species to Appendix II to offer them greater protection: Proposal 15 for five shark species (Scalloped, Great and Smooth Hammerhead, Sandbar and Dusky Shark -- amended to remove the Sandbar and Dusky Shark); Proposal 16 for the Oceanic Whitetip by Palau and the United States; Proposal 17 for the Porbeagle Shark; and Proposal 18 for the Spiny Dogfish proposed by the EU and Palau.
Spiny dogfish sharks, which failed by a vote of 60 for, 67 against and 11 abstentions.
A 2005 symposium was held at the University of Washington to address concern about the status of spiny dogfish, the first shark species known to recover from over-exploitation.
This large shrub or small tree with stiff, spiny branches is also known as blackthorn.
The spiny creatures are a living link between birds and mammals: Although they lay eggs, they nurse their young with milk.
The life span of the spiny lobster is around 11 years in Omani waters.