However, sometimes you may not want to look too closely at the mouths of your catch. It may just shock ya! Take this bad boy, for instance.
A Fish With Scary Human-like Teeth
You would wish this fish is not for real. But it is! This is a sheepshead fish and yes it does have real human like teeth. It is edible, but we plan to stay far away from this one! Leaving besides the trauma of seeing this in action in real life, there are many good reasons for the species to develop such a dentition.
The diet of the sheepshead fish includes a variety of vertebrates, invertebrates and some plant material, making it an omnivorous. Including both incisors and molars, this is basically the precursor of our very own teeth design. Sooner or later, this fish will need to pay a visit to the dentist.
With so many teeth, it is impossible to go away for too long without one or multiple problems. We hope Hollywood will never make a horror movie based on this fish as that would scare the life out of us.
I don't know about you, but I'm not sticking my hand or fingers in that critter's mouth. Know what I mean?
Coffee out on the patio this morning again.