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Spiny vertabrae?

Observed: 13th July 2011 By: JossMcleod
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Description:

This is part of a skeleton. It looks like a section of fine spine - vertebra are visible, as are some large thorn-like hooks which are quite sharp. It was found washed up on a beach. My best guess is that it is the tail of some sort of ray - but I can't find any images of species which match. it's about 15cm long, each verterbra is about 0.3cm and the spikes are about 0.5cm long.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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There is part of the

There is part of the vertebral column (underneath in the close-up), and part of the skin (with the 'thorns'). It is a skate/ray, but whether you can tie it to R. clavata I don't know.

M.

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