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Kryptoglanis shajii Shows Its Toothy Face

Caption: A close-up scanned image of the bony structures in the face of Kryptoglanis shajii -- somewhat resembling the creature from the movie Alien -- was a surprise to researchers at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Kryptoglanis has four rows of sharp, conical teeth on a compressed snout.

Credit: Mark L. Riccio, Cornell University BRC CT Imaging Facility

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