Taxidermy: The many species of the Ariidae family of catfish all possess a curious character of the ventral surface of the skull that resembles a crucifix. It was suggested to me this example came from Australia’s north and likely an Australian species. It appears to be of an older example, with remanent white-wash or paint adhering to the rougher surfaces. A face has been scratched at the appropriate place. It’s likely that this example was used as a catholic symbol of worship.
36 cm long (n: 14 inches)
Condition: Good condition considering age.
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