Often referred to as the Sabre-toothed herring, Enchodus was probably more closely related to salmon. They were found worldwide from the late Cretaceous through to the Eocene period.
The large fang-like teeth gave the fish its common name and were perfect for biting into small prey like fish as well as possibly cephalopods like squid. They were situated around the mouth with a wide gape, probably spearing the prey to be swallowed whole through a series of rapid jaw movements. The lower jaw was wider and longer aiding in the gulping action.
Not only was it a voracious predator during it’s time but it was also prey for other marine life such as Squalicorax sharks and marine reptiles. Fossil records indicate that some species could reach up to 1.5 meters long, possibly longer.
Country of Origin: Morocco
Natural Enchodus sabre-toothed herring tooth fossil Approx 3cm to 3.5cm+ Long with varying widths and depths. We class as used although they cannot be classed as either new or used really being a natural product. Scooped randomly from the box and are similar to those pictured. Most are at least 3.5cm+ with varying widths and depths. Some may be up to 6cm long.