Sheephead Fish Fact

Did you know that sheepshead are a brackish to saltwater fish and are called such because they have a mouth full of teeth that resemble those of the mammal species than those of a fish?  Their teeth enable them to feed on one of nature’s most durable species: barnacles.  Sheepshead can reach a maximum size of about 29.5 inches and 22 pounds. Adult sheepshead are most commonly about 1-8 pounds and 14-18 inches in length. The maximum known lifespan of the sheepshead is at least 20 years with maturity typically reached at 2 years of age.