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strange find - almost jesus-like - help is apperciated
06-23-2009, 04:58 PM,
#1
strange find - almost jesus-like - help is apperciated
Hi all - I'm new to the site and would appreciate any help identifying this shell. It was given to me from someone in Texas - the picture does it no justice. It's almost spooky - it's quite similar to a crucifix I wear - if you look closely.

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Thank you and have an awesome day!

Dale

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06-24-2009, 08:53 AM,
#2
strange find - almost jesus-like - help is apperciated
Not a shell, but the skull of a marine catfish commonly (and appropriately) called the crucifix catfish, scientific name Arius proops (also sometimes listed as Bagrus proops or Hexanematichthys proops). Since I'm not an ichthyologist I don't know which name takes precedence.

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.  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2009-06-24 01:08:47 --</span>
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06-24-2009, 10:12 AM,
#3
strange find - almost jesus-like - help is apperciated
wow - thank you soooo much! Jeeeesh - I owe you big time  <img src="images/smiley/smile.gif" alt="" border="0" />
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06-24-2009, 10:34 AM,
#4
strange find - almost jesus-like - help is apperciated
Seriously Paul - can I promote u on Twitter for my TY - I have just over 2000 followers so far. I have a difficult time accepting free advice.

Dale
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