FINDS - Symphyseal

May, 2009

 Nothing spectacular, but I find this little tooth kind of cool looking. The friend I was
digging with immediately identified it as a Galeocerdo symphyseal (tiger shark).
I picked this up at the very end of a rather unproductive day. One just never knows what
that last shovelful is going to produce.



Some species of sharks have tiny teeth exactly in the middle of their jaw,
 where left and right meet. If there is only a single tooth in the center,
 it is called a symphyseal. If there is a tooth on either side of the middle,
 they are called parasymphyseals.



Monmouth County, NJ.

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