Fossil Puffer Fish Mouth Plate

Fish Fossil for Sale


Common Name:  Fossil Puffer Fish Mouth Plate
Genus/Species:  Chilomycterus
Age:                     5 Million - 11,000 Years old
Period:                 Mio-Pleistocene
Location:             Sarasota County, Florida, USA

This is a fine Fossil Puffer Fish Mouth Plate. There is no repairs or restorations on this fossil mouth plate. Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic. Very solid and heavy duty fossil mouth plate.

When the Porcupine Fish (Spiny Puffer Fish) is threatened, it puffs up to twice its size and becomes round like a ball by gulping water or air. Another defense is the sharp spines which project from its body when puffed up. They have few predators, but are occasionally eaten by Sharks, Orcas and sometimes by Tunas and Dolphins.

It is also known by the name of Blow fish, Puffers, Balloon fish, Bubble fish, Globe fish, Burr fishes (Diodontidae), Spiny Box fish, Swell fish, Toad fish and Toadies. Today, there are over 100 species of Puffer fish. They live in tropical and sub-tropical environments.

This saltwater marine fish lives near reefs and is most active at night when hunting for its food. It moves slowly over the sand squirting tiny jets of water to uncover its prey. They eat small crustaceans, Sea Urchins, Corals and different types of echinoderms. Their teeth are fused together into a Parrot-like beak and their crushing mouth plates, on the roof of their mouth, are used to grind and crush hard bodied food like Sea Urchins, Hermit Crabs and other Mollusks.

The hard mouth plates of this prehistoric fish fossilize and can be found on certain beaches, rivers and Gulf Shore deposits, in Florida. The ages of these Marine Fish Fossils are about 7 Million Years ago to 11 Thousand Years ago and are from the Miocene to Pleistocene Period.

Size:  .41" H x 1.13" L x .68" W

Price:      SOLD  
Item #:  F010  

HOW TO ORDER -Click Here

"We want your YOUR order now!"

Click Here - To See Other - Fossils for Sale

Leave Fossil Puffer Fish Mouth Plate F010 / Go to Home Page

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Fossil Spotlight:

Auriculatus Shark Tooth Fossil for Sale

Raptor Tooth for Sale

Fossil Three-Toed Horse Tooth for Sale