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? Or maybe you‚Äôve never heard of insects that develop immunities to insecticides within a few years (which is many generations to them)” LOOSE of information (the dying off of susceptible organisms) only leaves those with defenses ALREADY encoded in their particular DNA. That is Natural Selection which is the mechanism for animals to change through WEEDING OUT of information not ADDING TO IT. That is known as Micro-Evolution which all respectable Creationists understand causes changes but NOT improvement or Macro-Evolution… 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 hurt but it did not get a chunk only like 1/10 of a bite thats small. I’m only 8

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. If this little guy was really a freak, i’ld be so happy to meet him. And I agree with the guy that said he is a reef shark with a hard-on… And to Sam! Your an amazingly smart person.. And if if you bring up Satan, why not the all powerful creator, the one who created Satan…. ! He is the one who maniuplates DNA ( if that is the way you believe ) Satan only influences us, because we… 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 to defend its legitimacy.

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 year? Or maybe you’ve never heard of insects that develop immunities to insecticides within a few years (which is many generations to them)? Exactly what do you think that is? No doubt, you think Satan is manipulating DNA to turn humanity away from Creationism. Let me ask you this, then: If Satan can do things like that, why not just manipulate human DNA to make us completely docile and only respondent to “evil” stimuli? Get your head out of your… Read more »

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seattle xbox repair

Please sharks are some of the most amazing creatures on this planet! To say you “HATE THEM” IS JUST STUPID

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 the shark.

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 commit suicide. I don’t want the sharks coming up to us even if it doesn’t happen until 1000000 years from now. [screw] ALL THE SHARKS! even the nice one’s

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 i believe you know look at it it wasnt doctured by anything

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”
It’s up to you to believe it or not?

Be a believer…. or an atheist…. ITS YOUR CHOICE….

For me, i must say this, IT’S A DIVERSION OF GOD’S STRATEGIC PLAN OF UNVEILING SCIENCE MYSTERY TO MANKIND.

severnyproductions
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severnyproductions

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

[insult deleted] dtector
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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 are the claspers and are are just slightly deformed

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. adaptation, is simple that adapting!evolution is CHANGING from one thing, into an entirely different thing(i.e. a whale to a cat, or a rat to a bat)during the milions of years that it apparently takes, the animal would be useless. take the rat into the bat. the front paws bones lengthen to make wings right? guess what, those claws are now useless! cant run from predators,cant hunt, cant fly, cant climb, its a dead end in the gene pool. tailbones of… Read more »

Mr. Pony
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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 from allowing sin in to the world, it is a punishment for us as humans disobeying his 1 command, “but of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and of evil, thou shalt not partake of it. for lest you shall surely die.” we disobeyed him, and now we live in sin, and have no hope, except by believing that Jesus Christ, his one and only son died on the cross for us. to forgive us of… Read more »

Baxter King
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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 shark pictured. Here’s a photo just to help dispel any doubts.

http://i.pbase.com/g4/03/552503/2/59998841.86930017.jpg

diva!!!!!
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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 & animals with two heads,extra limbs and other unusual features. Whats so hard to believe. You can believe evolution just happens over millions of years or that God created evolution as a sort of cruise control for the earth, but you can not discount evolution all together, we know it happens. Most animals, including humans have latent genes and features we no longer use i.e. humans have tail bones, an apendix, full body hair ect. Aquatic mammals have leg bones, finger/feet… 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 shark in thid little tank and you could pet it and everything, it was so cool….=)

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 picture of a giant goose footprint in the snow.
Ta Ta for now.
G K

Hoochie Mama
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Hoochie Mama

Forget the sharks claspers – get yours out!

Zcookie
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Zcookie

To Mr. Apes, I hawk and I seem to agree on this subject. And may I just say, that it is exactly your kind of overly obsessive “religionistic” type of people who are polluting the world with your filithy idea. You ideas and knwledge certainly don’t have limits, and therefore stop being a f-inh hermit and flush out your idiotic ideas. Oh and one more thing, just for fun, satan is after you. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…lmao…well anyway, it is a nice specimen, they outta try to find its bone compound.

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 creating people who are satanists and creation denouncers. I may be unbelieving to the certain Great Being you have invested your intelligence(or the lack of one) in, but surely you must be insulting him with your statement, what with the creation theory and people who are against creation being “created”.

Please think before you speak.

~One with a Mind

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 needed to be commented as such. What is wrong with that person. Get a life and maybe a science textbook

Waffle
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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 beautiful head.

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, emitting ‘digital love’ as the sychophantic reef shark pumps protein into it like a rugby player with creatine. I’m far from insane, my papers themselves certify that, i once had a brief fling with Richard Dawkins. Perhaps you should disconnect that potato attached to your head with sellotape and you might be able to see clearer. oh pics of feet wrapped round a ca of coke would be excellent. Fap fap fap

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 sir are insane. I would like to see where you got your medical papers.
ps can of coke?

John (Butcher) Parrot
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John (Butcher) Parrot

pics of the parrots feet?

Dr. M. R. Jinx
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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 be what you are suggesting. I believe these are its hands which are used for clenching on to seaweed in undercurrents while the shark sleeps. A shark cannot sleep in still water or it will drown as water will drip under its gills and asphyxiate the poor mammal. The well known but extinct bird known as the dodo evolved from the shark in these very seas. Maybe sharks are trying to evolve back into something that humans destroyed. Something like… 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 be what you are suggesting. I believe these are its hands which are used for clenching on to seaweed in undercurrents while the shark sleeps. A shark cannot sleep in still water or it will drown as water will drip under its gills and asphyxiate the poor mammal. The well known but extinct bird known as the dodo evolved from the shark in these very seas. Maybe sharks are trying to evolve back into something that humans destroyed. Something like… Read more »

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