Thursday, September 22, 2016

This Fish Has Some Mean Teeth...!

One thing about fishing on the coast is that you will nearly always catch something!

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.


linda m said...

That is one creepy looking fish. I've heard of this species just never saw one before. Don't hunk I would want to go "noodling" for this one. Coffee on the patio sounds fine. Very humid here with low fog.

Chickenmom said...

Now you know I just had to look this one up!

Barney The Old Fat Man said...

They are fun to catch. They are available in good quantity and very delicious to eat. It is a common fish for the Texas Gulf Coast and do not attack humans. We like our sheepsheads down here on the coast.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Don't think you could catch one by hand anyway. Strickly salt water fish!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Phyllis...
I know how much you enjoy looking this stuff up. Just trying to help, ya know?
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Barney...
Yeah. they are pretty good eating.
Thanks, Barney, for the visit today!

JO said...

I have heard of these but never did see one's mouth. Maybe I read about them on Barney's blog.
But that sure is something.

Patio sounds fine. sure is a nice morning hope it last this way all day.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I guess if a person needs a set of dentures, a fishing license is cheaper than a visit to the dentist.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
They are common along the coast. Hadn't been fishing in a while, but I reckon it's still the same.
Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!

Hey Dizzy...
That's true, I reckon.
Thanks for coming by today!