Common Name: Drum Fossil Fish Tooth / Teeth
Genus/Species: Pogonias cromis?
Age: 15 Million - 11,000 Years Old
Period: Miocene - Pleistocene
Location: Taylor County, Florida, USA
Outstanding group of Fossil Drum Fish Teeth from the Pleistocene - Miocene of Florida. These teeth are set in a compact group within the jaw; as so to crush shell fish and others for consumption. Beautiful teeth that are slightly rounded and flat on top. These fossil fish are still with us today. Very nice to collect. No repairs or restorations and Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic.
The Black Drum had a short deep body with a high arched back, but a flattish belly. The jaw teeth were small and pointed, but the throat was armed with large, flat, pavement-like teeth with which the drum crushed shellfish, for food. This characteristic separates it from the weakfish and the king fish.
Their color is silvery with a brassy luster. The fins are blackish. The Drum occurs in two color phases; a gray and red.
The Drums grew to a huge size. The largest one caught was in Florida and it weighted 146 pounds. Typically they run somewhere between 20 to 40 pounds, but can get up to 60 pounds.
They can be found in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico coasts of America.
Fossil teeth from the Drum Fish can be found on many Florida Beaches that produce Miocene deposited material, on its shores. Other fossil fish teeth have also been discovered in Florida fossil deposits and include Red Drum, Star Drum, Sea trout, Spot and Silver Perch.
Size: .31" W x .33" L x .20" Thickness (average example)
Item #: DRUM010