Apr 29 2012
The small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) is not a common catch in Norwegian waters, but once in a while a shark get caught in a fishing net.
The pictures on this page show a small-spotted catshark caught in the southern part of Norway (near Egersund). The fisherman (Øivind Mong) was a bit surprised when he found eggs in the shark. Several egg-cases were found and each egg has “strings” attached to each corner (see picture below). These strings help the egg-casees to “hold on” to something on the bottom. It takes 5-11 months for the embryos to develop.
Thanks to Øivind Mong for the pictures.