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Bramble shark skin

Observed: 26th July 2013 By: agbolton
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20cm x 15cm fragment of desiccated, translucent, bristly skin, with embedded sub-circular bony plates (scutes?), each of which has an enamel-like hooked boss. The back of each is domed and grooved.
At one end appears to be a rayed fin 15cm x 6cm, and a small flap of skin folded underneath suggests the other surface of the fish.

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And yes, that is

And yes, that is blood...those bristles are sharp!