1.9" Fossil Fish (Enchodus) Fang - Extinct Bony Fish
This is a tooth from the extinct bony fish Enchodus. Enchodus flourished during the Upper Cretaceous and was small to medium in size. One of the genus' most notable attributes are the large "fangs" at the front of the upper and lower jaws and on the palatine bones, leading to its misleading nickname among fossil hunters and paleoichthyologists, "the saber-toothed herring". These fangs, along with a long sleek body and large eyes, suggest Enchodus was a predatory species.
The tooth was collected from the phosphate mines near Khouribga, Morocco, and is an inexpensive Cretaceous aged fossil. There is some chipping at the tip of this fang.