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Mermaid's Purse

Observed: 13th July 2011 By: lordrolordro’s reputation in Fish
Mermaids often seem to lose their purses along this stretch of coast.
Description:

With a 5p. piece for scale, can anyone supply the precise species?

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Not dogfish

I'm not sure what this is from, my best guess would be a skate or ray, but I am afraid that it is too square to be dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula). They tend to be much longer than broad (as an estimate at least twice as long as broad). And as you say they have wee twizzly bits (technical term!) so that it can be attached to a handy anchor.