Bill K's picture

Crab claw?

Observed: 4th June 2013 By: Bill KBill K’s reputation in InvertebratesBill K’s reputation in InvertebratesBill K’s reputation in Invertebrates

I pulled this out of the sub soil exposed beneath an eroded field boundary junction hedgebank along near the coastal path.

  • Tooth
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    Likely ID
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


steve_t's picture

Crab's claw

It looks more like part of a crab's claw than a tooth.

nightfly's picture

Agree with Steve, maybe a

Agree with Steve, maybe a spider crab pincer.


the naturalist man's picture


It's not a tooth because it is hollow. If you look carefully it has a row of regular bumps along the inner edge, no British mammal has such a feature on either its teeth or claws. This is definitely a crab's claw but which one?

Try moving this to the invertebrate section of iSPot there are marine experts on there who may be able to give you a better idea. Open the original observation and change the category from mammals to invertebrates.

Graham Banwell

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