What do you think this thing is??

What do you think this thing is??

Posted in the Marine Biology Forum


Ione, CA

#1 Feb 14, 2008
just wondering what you think this thing could be. i have no idea what this thing is, my dog found it and brought it in the house last night. i know it's a fish, but it's petrified like wood.

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Hamilton, Canada

#2 Feb 16, 2008
thats very strange..
an oddly fossilized catfish?

Fair Oaks, CA

#3 Feb 16, 2008
that's what i thought at first too, but the mouth is on the bottom of the fish...kinda like a sucker fish.

Since: Feb 08

Hamilton, Canada

#4 Feb 17, 2008
maybe you should take it to a museum or something and let them identify it, I'm sure they'd love to see such a strange fish

United States

#5 Feb 25, 2008
I think its a horseshoe crab, but I'm not 100% sure about this. I agree with zoologistliv, you should take it to a museum. Just make sure the person that your talking to knows marine animals very well.

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