The oviparous (egg-laying) nursehound mates and then releases rectangular eggs protected by a transparent horned case. Thanks to long tendrils extending from each corner, these eggs, nicknamed 'mermaid's purses', latch onto algae, sea fans and rocks. 100 to 250 days later, depending on the temperature of the ocean, the case breaks open, releasing a young nursehound about 10 cm long. The nursehound is harmless to humans.
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