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Ghost shark egg case

Callorhynchus milii

Description:

Shark egg

2 Species ID Suggestions

Ghost shark egg case
Callorhinchus milii FLMNH Ichthyology Department: Ghost Shark
Chimaerid egg case Chimaerids


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18 Comments

RachaelB
RachaelB 8 years ago

Thanks Neil - this is a great site to learn new things everyday :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Now that is something I have never seen before, nor contemplated. I always thought sharks were born alive, not in an egg case. An amazing looking animal, and an excellent spotting, Rachael.

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

? ? ? ♥ ♥ ♥

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

i SO should've favorited this aLONGtime ago!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Very interesting!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

That is a very cool fun fact and great spot.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Fun fact! Most sharks give birth to live young, but a few mostly small sharks that live near the seafloor, lay eggs. Empty egg cases often wash up on beaches and are called mermaid’s purses.

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Ryan21
Ryan21 10 years ago

Awesome find!!
Thanks for sharing!!

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

Yes id definatly say it was an Callorhinchus milii!!

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Awesome! This is the first time I see a shark egg case, thank you!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Great spot! Please can you add this to the Eggs of the World mission.
Welcome to Project Noah Rachael!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Welcome to the Noah community.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Nice spotting !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Ha! T
When you are editing there is a little map with a little blue pin on it. You can either drag the pin around or type an address and press search.

RachaelB
RachaelB 10 years ago

I don't know how to change the location, this is my first post!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

You didn't really find this behind Alphington Grammar school surely.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

stingray egg?

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Wow, nice spotting,

RachaelB
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RachaelB

Ventnor, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 1, 2011
Submitted on Dec 19, 2011

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