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Whiting

Whiting

Egg of small-spotted catshark

Egg of small-spotted catshark

Small-spotted catshark

Small-spotted catshark

Broadnosed pipefish

Broadnosed pipefish

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback

Corkwing wrasse

Corkwing wrasse

European flounder

European flounder

European plaice

European plaice

Yarrell's blenny

Yarrell's blenny

Rock gunnel

Rock gunnel

Eelpout

Eelpout

Green crab

Green crab

Common starfish

Common starfish

Edible sea urchin

Edible sea urchin

Dahlia anemone

Dahlia anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Egg of small-spotted catshark

Egg of small-spotted catshark

Facts

LatinScyliorhinus canicula
Size100 cm
FoodFish, large crustaceans and bottom-dwelling animals
HabitatSandy and muddy bottom
IUCN

Least concern

LocationEastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean
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Unusual mating

The catshark mates together with another catshark, unlike most other fish. The female lays her egg capsules among seaweed and stones. The eggs hatch after 5-11 months when the offspring are 10 cm long.

Get to know the small-spotted catshark

The small-spotted catshark is small, slender and long. Its snout is short and broad and its eyes are large. It is sand-coloured with small dark or reddish spots. Its belly is light in colour.


Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

American lobster