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ID?? Found on beach in Florida

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by bchadcherry, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Any thoughts
     

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  2. bmdakk

    bmdakk Report to moderator

    Looks like maybe a Barracuda, hard to tell without someting to scale it by
     

  3. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Moray Eel? Or something similar? Just a guess.
     
  4. 100%. Not Barracudda. Eel was my guess. Never seen teeth tipped with black like these
     
  5. Maybe a snapper dentary bone (Lutjanus sp).
     
  6. It's freaking awesome, whatever it is.
     
  7. are the teeth curved backwards or is it the pic? the black tips are nice, thinking eel
     
  8. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I am betting it came from a cleaned fish off a boat or nearby area that has boats. Typically the head and remains are tossed overboard. Wander by the local marinas where the fishermen hang out and troll the boats that take people out. Ask the Captains and boat crews if it looks familiar. Teeth are not right for a moray and the jaw is too short and heavy for one.
     
  9. Zooarch78

    Zooarch78 New Member

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    It is the left dentary from a snapper (Lutjanus spp.)
     
  10. Chupacabra.