Clearnose skate (Raja eglanteria)

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Clearnose skates produce a black egg casing referred to as a Mermaid’s Purse. The female will produce eggs every 2 to 14 days from December to May; producing up to 66 eggs per season. Development of the eggs takes about 3 months. Clearnose skates are independent when born.