Fish With Human Teeth: The Sheepshead Fish

On March 27, 2013 by Tim Newman

Sheepshead Fish - Human Teeth

There’s not a lot to be said about this, it’s a video of a fish that someone caught and it has teeth like a human.

It’s called a Sheepshead fish.

There are at least five species that get referred to as “sheepshead fish,” and I think the one in the video is Archosargus probatocephalus. But I could be wrong.

It’s human-like teeth have evolved to crush the shells of the crustaceans that it likes to snack on.

These guys are fairly common from the mid-Atlantic to Texas, but their knack for stealing bait makes them a bit tricky to catch.

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