Subject: RE: (urth) The leatherskin Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 09:42:24 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
> >Way back on October 18, 1999 I argued that the leatherskin=20 > >has twelve legs and no one has bothered arguing with my > >conclusions yet. What I said then: > >---------------- > >The leatherskin, one of the largest I have ever seen, stood=20 > >with six massive legs and half its weight on the starboard=20 > >gunwale, over which silver water cascaded. [OBW (hc), p. 62] > >---------------- Well, I didn't exactly argue with your conclusion, but I'm pretty sure I came back with the suggestion that the=20 leatherskin is some kind of crustacean -- my first thought was a lobster, but on more mature thought I suspect it of being something like a softshell crab. Except, of course, much bigger. And with twice as many limbs. --Blattid --