Apparently, Piranhas aren't the only fish with teeth. A fish was reeled in by a couple at the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina with teeth of its own but unlike the Piranhas' sharp teeth, the Sheepshead fish has teeth more like a human. The couple was fishing at the Charleston Harbor when they caught a Sheepshead fish with an impeccable set of chompers.
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A marine biologist named Pamela said the main difference between the Sheepshead fish's teeth and human teeth is that the fish's teeth come in multiple rows. "They don't have sets where they have 'baby' teeth then permanent ones come in," Pamela said. "They can hurt and crush your fingernail if they're bigger. So you'll never see a seasoned fisherman with his fingers in a sheepshead mouth."
Pamela also described the Sheepshead fish as a delicacy that is delicious if you can manage to catch one. "They're fun but tricky to catch because you can't feel them so it's hard to know sometimes," she explained. "They are also really good bait snatchers! It's my favorite fish to eat hands down. It's firm, white meat with no fishy taste."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Up close and personal with this sheepshead fish! <a href="https://t.co/g9hynKD35J">pic.twitter.com/g9hynKD35J</a></p>— Burlock Coast (@BurlockCoast) <a href="https://twitter.com/BurlockCoast/status/994752541656305664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 11, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The bizarre-looking fish begins growing teeth when they are just 4.5mm long and by the time they are 15mm long, they have a full set. The Sheepshead fish is typically found along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the US. The Sheepshead Bay in New York City is named after the toothy fish.
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