Eggcase - Lesser Spotted Dogfish
Eggcase - Lesser Spotted Dogfish

An eggcase with the contents of the large yolked egg present .
The "Mermaids Purse" of the Smallspotted Catshark - "Scyliorhinus Canicula" , commonly called a dogfish , but actually a Catshark - as true Dogfish give birth to live young.
The eggcases of the Smallspotted Catshark (4cm.) and Nursehound (9cm.) are similar but differ significantly in size.

Ref: 10805C

Date: 16/09/2012

Location: Saundersfoot Beach

Eggcase - Lesser Spotted Dogfish

An eggcase with the contents of the large yolked egg present .
The "Mermaids Purse" of the Smallspotted Catshark - "Scyliorhinus Canicula" , commonly called a dogfish , but actually a Catshark - as true Dogfish give birth to live young.
The eggcases of the Smallspotted Catshark (4cm.) and Nursehound (9cm.) are similar but differ significantly in size.

Ref: 10805C

Date: 16/09/2012

Location: Saundersfoot Beach