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Latin Name: Scyliorhinus stellaris
Capsule: Robust, elongated capsule with lengthwise striations. Thick ridge along the longer sides.
Capsule Size: Approximately 90mm long x 30mm wide, not including tendrils (when soaked).
Horns (when present): Very long curly tendrils extend from all four corners, may be snapped off.
Lateral keels: No frilly keel, but strong ridged margins 8mm wide.
Fields: Present but not obvious.
Characteristic features: Very long tendrils, often found washed up in clumps. Seen by divers attached to sea fans and kelp holdfasts.
Similar Eggcases: Smallspotted Catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula).
Find out more about Nursehound eggcases by downloading our scientific poster, which was presented at the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) conference in 2015.
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