Florida: Scientists have discovered that a fish found in the North Pacific has 555 fine teeth in its mouth.
Not only does it lose 20 teeth every day, but it is replaced by new teeth immediately.
This fish is also called “Pacific Lingcode” or simply “Lingcod” while its scientific name is “Ophiodon elongatus”.
With an average length of 20 inches (one foot 8 inches), the “Ling Code” counts as a medium-sized fish.
By the way, scientists have known for years that Lingcode has hundreds of teeth in its mouth, but this is the first time that experts have regularly counted the number of teeth in the mouth of this fish.
To that end, scientists at the University of Washington and the University of Florida caught many of these fish, especially from the North Pacific, and took them with them to the laboratory.
In the laboratory, they carefully calculated the number of teeth in each fish’s mouth, while monitoring their daily routines in the closest environment to reality.
After a careful “tooth count” of the Ling Code fish, they found that each such adult fish had an average of 555 teeth in its mouth, 20 of which were lost daily, but the same number of new teeth came out again on the same day. Are
After this amazing discovery, scientists have published their research but did not contact the Guinness World Records, otherwise, the world honour of the most toothed fish would probably be named after him.