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Sharks and Rays

Angel Shark

Squatina californica

 
(1-2: Goat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island)


Bat Ray

Myliobatis californica

(1: Sutil Island, Santa Barbara Island)


Big Skate

Raja binoculata

 
(1-2: Lovers Point, Monterey)


Horn Shark

Heterodontus francisci

       
(1-4: Indian Rock, Santa Catalina Island / 5: Ship Rock, Santa Catalina Island / 6-8: Howland's Landing, Santa Catalina Island)


Round Stingray

Urobatis halleri

   
(1-3: Howland's Landing, Santa Catalina Island / 4: Indian Rock, Santa Catalina Island)


Swell Shark

Cephaloscyllium ventriosum

These lay egg cases in shallower water.  The egg cases are known as "mermaids' purses", and can take 9-12 months to hatch:
   
(1-4: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Thornback

Platyrhinoidis triseriata

     

(1-2,5-6: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 3-4: Monterey State Beach, Monterey)