Sheepshead Archosargus probatocephalus

Smile! Sheepshead teeth look a lot like human teeth—they use these broad, flat structures to crush shells.

Origin Icon

ORIGIN:
Western Atlantic coast

Habitat Icon

HABITAT:
Oyster reefs

Height/Weight Icon

HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
21 lbs
Length: 3 ft

Diet Icon

DIET:
Oysters, barnacles and algae

Predators Icon

PREDATORS:
Birds and larger fish

Natural Defenses Icon

NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp spines

Reproduction Icon

REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 1-2 yrs

Threats Icon

THREATS:
Overfishing

Life Expectancy Icon

LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 20 yrs in wild

GALLERY

X

CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

X