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Viral image shows fish with 'human-like teeth'

By T.K. Randall
August 10, 2021 · Comment icon 9 comments

This is one weird fish. Image Credit: Facebook / Nathan Martin
This peculiar fish, which looks like it could do with a visit to the dentist, was caught in Nags Head, North Carolina.
We've seen a number of 'fish with human-like teeth' over the years, but this one - which was caught by Nathan Martin and posted up on the Jennette's Pier Facebook page - is surely one of the strangest.

Sporting several rows of familiar-looking gnashers, the fish - a sheepshead - is actually known for its "human-like incisors and molars" which it uses to help it crush up barnacles, shrimp and oysters, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
When the image appeared online last week, social media users couldn't resist making jokes.

"Needs to floss," one user posted, while another likened the fish to talking horse Mister Ed.

Whether or not the fish ultimately ended up on someone's dinner plate however remains unclear.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by and then 3 years ago
That's uh... creepy...
Comment icon #2 Posted by ChrLzs 3 years ago
Something similar did the viral rounds way back...  That was a different species - 'Pacu', I think: So there are more than just one species with hooman lookin pegs..
Comment icon #3 Posted by and then 3 years ago
The guy in the piece mentioned that the fish was a fighter and it "tasted good".  Damned If I'm eating something that looks like it could eat me...
Comment icon #4 Posted by esoteric_toad 3 years ago
Wait a minute. That species of fish has likely been around longer that most hominids. That means.... We have FISH LIKE TEETH.
Comment icon #5 Posted by razman 3 years ago
Was gonna say , it looks familiar.
Comment icon #6 Posted by psyche101 3 years ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
We're more like primitive fishes than once believed, new research shows   We're more like a fishes, than we're primates!
Comment icon #8 Posted by mesuma 3 years ago
Eats corn on the cob
Comment icon #9 Posted by TwinStarScorpio 3 years ago
That fish is needed for dental students to practice also for dentist and a good practice to not jab our gums and bleed every time with a dental visit

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