Kōrero: Sharks and rays

Skate egg cases

Skate egg cases

Some sharks and rays give birth to live young, while others lay eggs enclosed in leathery cases. The Arhynchobatis skate lays egg cases, pictured here. The tendrils on each end catch hold of seaweed or rocks, preventing the cases from being swept away or washed ashore.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Rays and skates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5347/skate-egg-cases (accessed 16 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006