Bizarre Fish With Human-Like Teeth Caught In Malaysia
This bizarre fish with human-like teeth has become an online sensation after being caught in Malaysia.
The startling catch was reportedly made in Malaysia and images of the small fish have been widely shared on social media, receiving over 8,000 retweets and 14,000 likes on Twitter.
The photos show the unusual creature with its human-like teeth clearly visible.
People were quick to speculate as to what the fish actually was but local media newspaper The Rakyat Post has identified it as a triggerfish which is common in the waters around Malaysia.
Triggerfish are made up of around 40 species and are often brightly coloured, living in tropical and subtropical waters.
Males are known to be territorial and aggressive, charging at intruders and even using their teeth to battle with crabs and sea urchins, according to National Geographic.
Taking to social media, one person wrote: "Evolution is really a fascinating process."
While another joked on Twitter: "Kylie Jenner is shaking in her boots," and a third said: "It has long been known that there are already alien creatures amongst us. Not necessarily as we know it."
According to National Geographic, the species can grow to be around 3.3ft - with the largest being the 'stone triggerfish' which is typically found in the Eastern Pacific from Mexico to Chile.
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The publication also says that triggerfish are 'attractive animals' - everyone's ideas are different, I guess, but they have become too popular for their own good.
They are sought for the aquarium trade, which has prompted fishermen to gather even threatened species from the wild. Researchers are working to raise triggerfish in captivity so that wild populations might more likely be left alone.
And if that's tickled your fancy for more weird-looking sea creatures, then feast your eyes on this beauty that washed up on a on St Simon's Island in Georgia, US.
Maleah Burrows, 31, came across the lifeless body of a fish in the sand. But she became immediately shocked as a closer inspection showed that the animal had 'human teeth'.
Talking about the bizarre discovery, she said: "We were just walking along the beach and it was washed up far from the shoreline and caught our attention.
"I originally just thought it was a plain old fish - nothing exciting, but I still wanted to show my three-year-old.
"Then as we got closer I saw all the teeth and I was shocked because I'd never seen anything like it!"
That's enough toothy fish for one day, thank you.
Featured Image Credit: CEN/@raff_nasir
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