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Unknown Aegean Sea Skeleton.

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Mr.Ness

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Today I came across this specimen found on the shores of Samos Island Greece. Whatever it is it was apparently eaten by a sea star! Does anyone know what species the skeleton belongs to?
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xristos

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I think this is the exosceleton of a crab type that lives in sand. I think they change shell as they grow like some insects. It was seriously brittle right?
 

TimHouTX

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If indeed freshwater crab that made its way to the spot it was found... genus potamindae? id imagine there are hundreds of species/subspecies but only a few in Samos maybe?

Whatever it is, cool find!
 

Mr.Ness

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Thanks for the input! Turns out it’s the Heart Sea Urchin! And my story of the sea-star death was misinformation. It is simply the design it is born with.
 
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