Angler in Mexico lands mystery fish ‘with human teeth’

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A couple in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this week caught a fish “with human teeth” and shared images and video via social media, requesting a species identification.

The man and woman are from Lithuania, explaining their accents in the footage. Ruta Gudo, who captured the imagery, posted to the Talk Baja Facebook page. (Click here to view the video clips.)

While reaching out and displaying the fish dangling on the line, the man asked, “Who knows what kind of fish is here?”

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Several commenters were critical of the man for displaying the fish in such a manner, and not releasing the fish quickly enough. (The puffer was released, Gudo assured.)

Photo: Ruta Gudo

But at least one commenter identified the fish as a bullseye puffer.

Bullseye puffers are found in the Eastern Pacific from Baja California to Peru, and the Galápagos Islands. They have distinct markings and peculiar-looking front teeth.

Their flesh is poisonous and should not be consumed.

We’re not sure if the couple obtained a weight before releasing the puffer. The all-tackle world record for bullseye puffers stands at 2 pounds, 8 ounces. That fish was caught at Puerto Penasco, Mexico, in 2021.

Story originally appeared on For The Win