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Sheepshead porgy

The sheepshead porgy (Calamus penna) is a species of fish of the porgy family, Sparidae, only found in the Atlantic Ocean. It is only distantly related to the California sheephead of the Pacific Ocean. Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn is named after this fish.

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This fish's eerily human reminiscent teeth are used to break down the shells of its prey that are only one portion of this omnivore's diet.

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