Mysterious South Carolina Fish With Human-Like Teeth Stumps The Internet

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(Pam Corwin/ South Carolina Department of Natural Resources )

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday asked its social media followers to identify a fish with “human-like chompers.”

The department posted a riddle to its Facebook page, which reads: “You’ll need a saltwater fishing license to catch me! I like to hang out near rocks, jetties, reefs, and even bridges … The coolest thing about me? I have human-like incisors and molars to help crush my food. I like shrimp and oysters just like you do!”

Many people commented stating that the fish was a ‘sheepshead’.

A sheepshead is also “a type of saltwater fish famed for having a crushing, painful bite when humans grab it the wrong way,” the Charlottesville Observer reported. It allegedly got its name because its teeth look like a sheep’s.

Despite all of the chatter and comments, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has yet to confirm the fish’s species.

Sheepshead fish are typically found in east coast waters and the Gulf of Mexico.