Remember when I showed you a picture of the sea lamprey? AND YOU TOTALLY FREAKED OUT?? And you tried to forget it—but couldn't? Well, sometimes the best way to forget a horrifying image is to replace it with another one... such as... THIS FISH WITH ROWS OF HUMAN TEETH GAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!
- Courtesy VA Institute of Marine Science
A fully-grown adult sheepshead will have well-defined incisors sitting at the front of the jaw, and molars set in three rows in the upper jaw and two rows in the lower jaw. It has strong, heavy grinders set in the rear of the jaw too, which are particularly important for crushing the shells of its prey. As with humans, this unique combination of teeth helps the sheepshead process a wide-ranging, omnivorous diet consisting of a variety of vertebrates, invertebrates and some plant material.
In addition... GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!