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Ray Egg Case

Observed: 20th October 2013 By: rosss
Ray Egg Case - Spotted?
Description:

Capsule length - 5cm

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Dmtowart's picture

meant mermaids purse..

meant mermaids purse..

The Towart Family

trudy-russell's picture

Have added an ID of Spotted

Have added an ID of Spotted Ray. According to the Shark Trust ID guide for egg cases, this is the species whose case most closely matches the posted image, especially for size. As you can see from my notes, I am not certain, because there does appear to be a bit of keel on both sides of the egg case. Whether this is an artefact of drying, I don't know. The ID guide can be found at http://www.sharktrust.org/shared/downloads/great_eggcase_hunt/eggcase_id... if anyone fancies pitching in with this ID.

Trudy Russell
Marine Advisor
Natural England

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JoC's picture

Eggcase key

Usied the key & came to the same conclusion, R montagui
Jo

Jo

dejayM's picture

key time

Me too, nice pic Rosss..
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