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lustew
Can anyone please help me with this tooth? I always assumed it was a shark tooth but someone recently told me they very much doubted it was?!
Any information would be much appreciated.
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Weald on Bed
Nope - sorry but not a fossil at all. It's part of the claw from an edible crab - the part that moves (you can see the remains of the hinge mechanism in your second photo). 
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prep01
Yup - modern crab claw for sure.
Colin Huller
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lustew
Nothing exciting then!! 🤦🏻‍♀️
Think I preferred it when I thought it was a shark tooth!! 🦈 🤣
Thanks for letting me know 👍🏼
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seager07
Lol... Nice try Lustew. 

If you head south along the coast a little, you will find a large range of shark teeth.  Including Sand Shark teeth (very common) and Mackerel Shark teeth (Otodus Obliquus) - I have found a few large ones of these.

I'm no expert, but I believe that the infamous "Meg tooth" (Carcharocles megalodon) can be found around Walton-on-the-Naze (Essex), which isn't too far from Aldeburgh beach!  - These are not so easy to find!

Keep searching and good luck next time... 😉
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prep01
C megalodon are of course very rare and very worn as it was from the Miocene deposits which were 'destroyed' in the later Pliocene.
Colin Huller
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seager07
prep01 wrote:
C megalodon are of course very rare and very worn as it was from the Miocene deposits which were 'destroyed' in the later Pliocene.


Prep01 - You are a man of much knowledge!!!!  😁
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prep01
Thank you
Colin Huller
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