Cryptozoology

Story: Malaysian Fisherman Reels in Shark with ‘Webbed Feet’

This story was making the rounds in 2008. It is re-posted here in 2019 because it is still interesting due to a misconception, so to speak. Was a shark found with webbed feet in Malaysia?

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Has anyone ever seen a baby shark with webbed feet? A worker of the Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) in Batu Maung, Penang, made this unusual find when she was given the 1.7kg fish by a fisherman at the jetty recently.shark_web_feet.jpg Mary Looi, 48, said she only realised the shark was different when she wanted to cook tomyam fish for lunch for her family. “It was only when I was about to cut the shark the day after I received it that I found two webbed feet sticking out from the lower part of the body. “The shark is one-metre long,” she said. Looi said she dared not cook the fish after consulting her husband Gooi Man Kaw, 57, who told her that according to Chinese belief, eating fish with unusual features could bring disaster or ill luck. “Immediately, I returned the fish to the fisherman that night at about 10pm “He threw it back into the sea,” said Looi.

Looi, who has been working at LKIM for 10 years, said this was the first time she had stumbled upon such an unusual find. When contacted, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Muka Head marine research station head Prof Dr Zulfigar Yasin said this is the first time he had heard of fish with legs found in the Malaysian waters. “There is a possibility that the fish could have swum from other waters into Malaysian waters. “As far as I am concerned, fish species with legs or bony fins can only be discovered in the waters of North Sulawesi in Indonesia or South Africa,” he said. – uwt

Uh… no. Those are not legs or feet. They are the myxopterygia of an adult reef shark. Male sharks have two claspers used for mating.

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Richard III
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Richard III

Sorry – “Lose” of information…

Richard III
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Richard III

Sam, You are giving us Creationists ammunition when you say, “Have you not noticed the flu completely changing every year?… Read more »

Alyssa
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Alyssa

I love tiny sharks but they are still dangeris and I got bit by a tiny baby tiger shark they… Read more »

david
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david

Those arnt feet that would be its penises u fail

kiki
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kiki

” it’s sad whats in our waters ” are you saying that a creation is sad!!! Your a sad person.… Read more »

jessi
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jessi

THAt fish looks tighjt and look

Dumb [screw] Detector
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Dumb [screw] Detector

I love how you both spelled “Detector” wrong in your names.

Sam
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Sam

And PS: I have no idea if the shark “with feet” is real and am not in any way attempting… Read more »

Sam
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Sam

You are absolutely blind if you think evolution is not real. Have you not noticed the flu completely changing every… Read more »

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seattle xbox repair

seattle xbox repair Please sharks are some of the most amazing creatures on this planet! To say you “HATE THEM”… Read more »

manda
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manda

maybe penises are a birth defect,… haha

arg
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arg

how about we all just go look at some porn instead of arguing about mythical things that dont exist… and… Read more »

Sarcasm Detecctor
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Sarcasm Detecctor

He was joking >.>

thepenks
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thepenks

is it for real? i’m not believe something like that exist.. until i see it with my own eyes..

Alicia
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Alicia

I hate sharks, all kind of sharks. And if sharks have feet and will start walking on land i will… Read more »

TheMETALguy
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TheMETALguy

well in my religion they dont say evolution is possible i am a wiccan but that is a real picture… Read more »

SeanJM
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SeanJM

I hate to spoil this… but those are it’s malformed genitals.

Not feet.

Good day.

jess
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jess

OMG thats amazing

Sir Torch Lagasca
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Sir Torch Lagasca

Any thing can happen…. look around…. observe…. This is only one example of saying: “THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE TO GOD”… Read more »

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severnyproductions

with the ocean being so vast we can expect more suprises the further we delve

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[insult deleted] dtector

u r a [insult deleted] first of all the biological science of sharks isnt sharkology and second of all those… Read more »

mohm_Bahraine
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mohm_Bahraine

these photos are biiiiig lie

Mr. Pony
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Mr. Pony

name me 1 thing that proves, without a shadow of a doubt, that evolution is real. Adaptation is NOT evolution.… Read more »

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Mr. Pony

Dear IHawk, i’m sorry that you seem to have such a problem with god. he doesnt have anything 2 gain… Read more »

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Baxter King

This is the real deal people! I was actually doing some research and came across a larger relative of the… Read more »

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diva!!!!!

josh is right

penny2007
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penny2007

That Selachimorpha has a duality of reproductive appendages.

Methinks
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Methinks

Why not feet? Doesnt matter if you believe in Evolution or Creation, we know that these things happen, people &… Read more »

Katlyn
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Katlyn

I went to a shark museum with my dad and they had all sorts of sharks. One was a baby… Read more »

General Kilkenny
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General Kilkenny

It looks a bit fishy to me. Has anyone considered that this is a photoshopped fake? I have a similar… Read more »

Hoochie Mama
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Hoochie Mama

Forget the sharks claspers – get yours out!

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To Mr. Apes, I hawk and I seem to agree on this subject. And may I just say, that it… Read more »

iHawk
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iHawk

Hello Mr Apes, If the lord of your creation is so great, what did he himself have to gain from… Read more »

zcookie
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zcookie

ok, whoever posted comment #8 seriously neds to consider the way they thinkk. This is a very unique specimen and… Read more »

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Waffle

Becuase her ear is just a clasper that holds on to the potato so that it doesnt fall off her… Read more »

Montanious Cummingsworth
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Montanious Cummingsworth

Why is noone concerned about this poor women’s lack of ear?

And Sellotaped potatoe?

Shark
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Shark

those ARE my feet, and I’d prefer if you didn’t take pictures. fap fap fap

Mexys Mic
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Mexys Mic

This shark is not compton

Seamy
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Seamy

Will evolution make my hair a non [crap] colour?

Dizzy D
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Dizzy D

WB

Dr. M. R. Jinx
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Dr. M. R. Jinx

Mexy, Rest assured, sonar photography has advanced to the stage where we can spot sharks hooked up with the talkbox,… Read more »

Mexy
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Mexy

re: Dr Jinx, are you trying to tell me that sharks carry a vocoder around like dizzy d? wtf??? you… Read more »

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John (Butcher) Parrot

pics of the parrots feet?

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Dr. M. R. Jinx

‘I have a degree in Sharkology and i can confirm that the limbs in question are much too small to… Read more »

Mexy
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Mexy

I have a degree in Sharkology and i can confirm that the limbs in question are much too small to… Read more »

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