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. These fish like warmish, brackish waters.

It’s human-like teeth have evolved to crush the shells of the crustaceans it eats. They also use them to scrape barnacles off rocks.

They’re fairly common from the mid-Atlantic to Texas, but their knack for stealing bait makes them a bit of a nuisance for anglers.

In the past, they were overfished. Although numbers are increasing, as stocks of other fish decline due to overfishing, sheepshead are back on the menu in some regions.

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