10 Animals With Incredible Teeth
1The Squid That Grew Human Teeth
This squid's choppers are actually lips! Like many cephalopods, the Promacthoteuthis sulcus has a beak, but its unique folded lips cover up this feature. The bottom line? Don't fear these pseudo-teeth; fear the powerful beak that is concealed beneath them. The line below the bottom line? Fear the bends and death by excruciating pressure if you ever see one of these critters, since you will be hundreds of feet under the surface of the water and in complete darkness.
2The Jawless Animal Who Won The “Sharpest Teeth of All Time” Award
The picture above is a scanning electron micrograph of the condont's teeth, which are impossible to see with the naked eye. Not a great deal is known about these ancient eels, but we do know that they could have easily sliced you open if you happened to have one crawling on your skin. The good news? They went extinct a very long time ago.
3The Dragonfish That Grows Teeth On Its Tongue
Despite their frightening appearance, these creatures are no bigger than half a foot, so they really pose no threat. (Also, they live in deep waters, so they never attack humans.) The Dragonfish lives in complete darkness and is almost blind, using alternative means to find food and survive in a desolate environment.
4The Prehistoric Shark With Teeth Over Half a Foot Long
Megalodons were as long as 67 feet and cycled through more than 20,000 teeth in a lifetime, losing and regaining them much as present-era-sharks do now. They are regarded as the most powerful animal of all time by many paleontologists.
5The Animal With The Most Teeth And The Least Limbs
Over the lifetime of a mollusk, these tiny teeth become blunt, fall out, and are replaced with new, sharper teeth.
6The Fish That Can Rip A Cow To Shreds In Seconds
Piranhas have unusually triangular teeth, which allows for tight interlocking, making it easier for these fish to rip apart their victim. They are known to “pick their prey clean,” leaving nothing but a pile of bones.
7The Venomous Snakes Who Store Poison In Their Fangs
The fangs of a snake are either fixed or erectile, meaning that some snakes do not put their fangs out until they are ready to strike!
8The Whales Who Have Hair Where Their Teeth Should Be
9The Sheepshead Has Human-Like Teeth On The Roof Of Its Mouth
The teeth of this fish are relatively blunt, so they are used mainly for cracking open clams and oysters. These, along with crustaceans, are the main diet of the Sheepshead.
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