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Description:

Someone caught this during fishing, what is this?




No species ID suggestions

45 Comments (1–25)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 2 years ago

Hai Hazwan. Kawan awak tangkap ini dari sungai mana?
Sungai Teraja ?

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 5 years ago

This thing is fierce!

RichardS.White
RichardS.White 5 years ago
Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

what did your friend do with it ? Did he return it to water ??

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I hope it is not a hoax!! I hate wasting my time with such things...

DanielWood
DanielWood 5 years ago

Still sticking by my original post Anomalocarid. Check out the supposedly extinct species with a simple google image search. There are examples of species being discovered that were thought to be extinct fairly regularly. This is out of my area of expertise as I am a wildlife biologist but freshwater wetlands and waterfowl are my specialty. But I have a good feeling about the Anomalocarids on this one unless it is a hoax.

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 5 years ago

Hoaxus fairytalii???
(hope not)

RichardS.White
RichardS.White 5 years ago

Hazwan, why have you not gotten any more information from your "friend"? It is begining to seem suspicious that there is no further detail coming forth. Did this actually come from a friend?

the reptile man
the reptile man 5 years ago

ok dud at this i think this a supposedly extinct species nobody can name this thing but try asking ashleyT maybe she can ID this thing. :)

Hazwan
Hazwan 5 years ago

Sorry guys, thats the only info i get from my friend :/ the size, im not sure either, by looking at the picture and comparing it with the bucket.. maybe around less than 30cm? Sorry.. But im still curious about this creature

Still no ID!? looking forward to an ID, very interesting, Hazwan.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

and we decided it not a steel sculpture did we?

jtzofrea
jtzofrea 5 years ago

Well according to multiple sources it's not photo shopped.

jtzofrea
jtzofrea 5 years ago

so... I submitted it to a few photo shop sites just to double check on authenticity. Not that I don't believe something like this could exhist... I just wanna be sure.

I also sent an e-mail to a few professors in the region that specialize in freshwater invertebrates and ecology.

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 5 years ago

I also search around a bit, but nothing similar has caught my eye.
It's huge, bayucca!
Look at that leaf in upper-left corner! And there's also a normal size leaf in the water - near the tail. And that fishing rod doesn't look small either...

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I duplicate my last comment for Hazwan, hope he answers...
@hazwan: we need some more information about the size!! Please, ask your friend to tell us about the size.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Me too ;-)...

jtzofrea
jtzofrea 5 years ago

Every once in a while I come back to this page and search around a bit. Still can't find an ID!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 5 years ago

I would also want to know what this creature is!! :)

Lanzz
Lanzz 5 years ago

Maybe a rare Crustacea, because it was caught during fishing...

About the size, it is large. You can see the fishing pole there...

jtzofrea
jtzofrea 5 years ago

Based on what Bayucca has posted, it seems to be closest to Duliticola.
Size is still an issue though.

jtzofrea
jtzofrea 5 years ago

... we're sure this isn't photoshopped right?

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

@hazwan: we need some more information about the size!! Please, ask your friend to tell us about the size.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Isopoda??
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/crustacea/I...
Structures arenot bad, but size is too small.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

The size looks really enormous, probably too large for a beetle larva. I found some families whose larvae have some similarities. But I never saw one with such a sickled tail. Lampyridae, Lycidae and Silphidae. Maybe it helps...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oleg_l/4675...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25258027@N0...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/birds_n_bug...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25258027@N0...
Nice collection of beetle larva: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25258027@N0...
Looking at the structures it might be a beetle larva, but looking at the size not really. Any Crustacea??

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Lat: 4.97, Long: 114.90

Spotted on Dec 11, 2013
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013

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