griseus:

Hatching Shorttail fanskate (Sympterygia brevicaudata) The capsule from where it left is aegg case or egg capsule, colloquially known as a mermaid’s purse or devil’s purse, is a casing that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharksskates, and chimaeras. Has small openings (respiratory slits) where it enters and leaves the water, so the embryo can breathe…

  • video: Mylene Seguel