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Description

Found at low tide in a rocky channel this egg-case was well attached by the tendril at one end to something below a covering of sand.
Also known as Swellshark or Draughtboard shark. The case was about 250mm long, squared at one end and tapered to a point at the other. Each end had two long, curly tendrils. The shark is a benthic zone species native to Australian waters. A very similar and related species is found in New Zealand.

Date & Time

  2018-03-22 05:20 PM

Location

  -37.800064 , 148.743578 : 0.62 m

Near Victoria, Australia

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Cathy Powers and Mark Ridgway starred this.

  1. Lorraine Phelan  Is it an egg case?

    Reply • 29 Mar

  2. David Francis  Cephaloscyllium laticeps added to database. Nice to see marine species.

    Reply • 29 Mar




NS Observation No. 5ABB9686ED2A896BAF008288
Created 2018-03-29 12:25 AM (9 months ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2018-03-31 09:44 PM (8 months ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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