Unknown? found on the Ohio River
Identified: The large bulb shape is a Tilly bone

I would appreciate help with identification of this specimen

Brent Ashcraft


It is a hyperostotic spine (first ray of the pectoral fin) from a large catfish.
I don’t think it is a fossil.

The large bulb shape in the middle of the spine, not the spine itself is the object
of scrutiny. I have seen these on Florida beaches for years, from Catfish as
well as other species. The large bulb shape is a Tilly.

Go-Back Text Menu or Thumb Menu
Home Page

Photo Album search engine
search the Photo Album or the Web