Scyliorhinus stellaris - Huss

Phylum: Chordata - Class: Elasmobranchii - Order: Carcharhiniformes - Family: Scyliorhinidae


This member of the shark family provides exciting fishing, mainly from boats because it rarely enters the very shallow waters of storm beaches.

The Welsh rod-caught record bull huss weighed 20 lb 8 oz and was caught off Aberystwyth. Known either as bull huss or simply as huss, these sporting fish can be encountered all around the coast of Wales.

Related species include dogfish, smoothhound and tope.

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