Tag Archive 'eggs'

apr 29 2012

Small-spotted catshark with egg-cases

Published by under Fish and fishing,Sharks

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.

catshark picture

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.

Catshark egg

Thanks to Øivind Mong for the pictures.

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