Stellaris Project presentation

This week the Alliance created to promote sharks and rays conservation launched the Stellaris Project.

The Stellaris Project aims to breed Scyliorhinus stellaris in captivity. In addition, this project will help us to raise awareness about the importance of these species in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems and to bring people closer to them.

The Nursehound shark is a large catshark that can reach up to 1.6 m in length.  It is generally found among rocks or algae at a depth of 20–60 m. The embryonic development to hatching takes 9 months, and the size at hatching is around 16cm.