Do Guppy have Teeth and Tongue?

January 25, 2007 at 6:33 am | Posted in General | 2 Comments

Haha, see the pictures below and think before answering!


So do guppy have teeth and tongue? Haha, believed it or not, guppy have both teeth and tongue.

Guppies have teeth in their jaws and in the roof of their mouth as well. In the mouth there is a tongue.

Guppies have “pharyngeal teeth,” which are little growths of calcified tissue at the back of the oral cavity. The teeth are used to crush the food, but their is really not much force behind the crushing action.

The tongue however do not resemble the muscular tongues of humans. The tongue of a guppy is formed from a fold in the floor of the mouth.



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  1. What type of guppy was in that picture?
    I have been spending hours trying to find out what kind of guppys i have and that one looks just like the females except some of mine have tales that are a bit redder but other than that there the same from scales to the eyes.

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