No Fish Story

by Alison

tooth fish dec 2013How great are these fish’s teeth? I love ‘em! Once again, thanks to my one and only blog fan (my Uncle John) for sending me this photo.

According to Becky Crew’s  blog on the Scientific American website this is a Sheepshead fish which is a, “common North American marine species that span from Cape Cod and Massachusetts through to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.” http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2013/03/21/the-sheepshead-fish-has-human-teeth-but-its-okay-because-it-wont-give-you-a-psychedelic-crisis/

teeth fish 2 dec 2013Crew goes on to explain that this fish has incisors in front and molars in back just like humans do, but the Sheepshead fish has three rows of molars, good for crushing shells other marine animals that it wants to eat.

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