FOSSILS OF NEW JERSEY
Triodon antiquus is commonly known as the three-toothed puffer, unlike most puffer fish which have four teeth T. antiquus has three. Pufferfish have teeth fused together into a beak-like structure worked by powerful jaw muscles that are strong enough to crush shells and crabs. The only example of T. antiquus Iíve found is the single tooth of the lower jaw.
Triodon macropterus is the only living species
in the genus Triodon.
Triodon antiquus lower tooth plate.
Monmouth Country, NJ.