James Hill was in the kitchen when his dad Colin, 59, discovered the small-spotted catshark
James Hill, 26, was in his kitchen making tea when his dad Colin, 59, discovered the small-spotted catshark.
Small-spotted catsharks, also known as dogfish, are found around the UK.
Small and slender with a prominent snout, the small-spotted catshark
is nocturnal and dwells in sand, mud and algae.
The scheme, focusing on ports in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Humberside and Cumbria, will train fishermen to identify and record species such as the small-spotted catshark
and the starry smoothhound shark.
Abstract--The small-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) (Linnaeus, 1758) and the longnose spurdog (Squalus blainville) (Risso, 1826) are two species occurring in the European and western African continental shelves with a wide geographical distribution.
In the Central Atlantic and Mediterranean, the small-spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758) and the longnose spurdog (Squalus blainville) (Risso, 1826) are common demersal species (Pawson and Ellis, 2005; Froese and Pauly, 2010) and are direct targets for semipelagic longline and trammel fisheries (Coelho et al.
At least 21 species of shark can be found off the coasts of Britain, from the Small-spotted Catshark
to the large plankton eating Basking Shark.
The unique fish, whose proper name is the small-spotted catshark
, is now in quarantine at the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary in Oban.