From the BBC
Scientists have discovered a highly unusual fish with fangs made of bone.
Dubbed the “Dracula” fish, the creature is about 17mm (0.7 inches) long and has been found in only one Burmese stream.
The researchers, from London’s Natural History Museum (NHM), believe the fish lost its teeth over evolutionary time, but later evolved the bone fangs.
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The find is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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