Sheepshead Fish Photo.

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These sheepshead fish pictures shown below are close up pictures showing you exactly what a sheepshead fish looks like. Sheepshead, often called "sheephead" without the S, are caught in salt water or brine water, and are a favorite eating fish for many fishing anglers. Larger sheepshead often lose their stripes while the smaller sheepsheads have clear black stripes on them. These fish have very strong jaws and molar like teeth, you do not want to get your finger in their mouth as they are known to crush oyster shells and crush crab shells without much effort, and can crush and feed on barnacles off of structures.

How to identify a sheepshead? Some characteristics of the sheepshead include large square teeth, chomping and crushing style of teeth, black and white vertical stripes especially when younger, and spiked fins on its back. (Always remember when releasing fish to get them back into the water as soon as possible and not over handle them, so the fish do not die after being released. Just because the fish swims away does not mean it actually survived. Maybe in the future when you are fishing it will bite your line again when its much larger!).