This week I have another guest mystery object for you to have a go at identifying, this time it’s from Paula Burdiel, who found the specimen in summer 2020 while beachcombing in Islantilla, Huelva (Spain):
With this fantastic array of images and clear locality information, I’m hoping that we can figure out which species we have here. Let’s hear what you think it might be in the comments below – between us I think we can identify this fishy mystery object!
This is obviously an Indian deep-fried crisp. Or it might be, as you suggested, a fish.
(Fish boring, Indian deep-fried crisp delicious – just to let you know which side I’m favouring.)
Deep fried delicacies are always a winner 😉
It’s a bit small, but I’d feel guilty if all that gold went to my head.
Bravo Tony – a lovely cryptic clue and I think you’re on to a good option there!
Does it bring to mind the opera Porgy and Bess?
Somewhat! Definitely in the right family, but the details are a little off.
the rare spanish cassowary fish?
Oh yes, Joe Vans is right! It’s the ratite fish. It won’t keel you.
My, what big eyes you have! The better to sea with – hahahaha
Defenitely a sea bream cranium (Sparidea), I’ll try to figure out the species later this week.
The one that turns into a Triassic archosaur if you misspell the genus turns, maybe?