The shape and size of a shark’s teeth depends upon the type of prey they hunt. Many bottom dwelling sharks, as well as stingrays, have flattened teeth meant for crushing the shells of crabs and mollusks. Sharks with thin, sharp, knife-like teeth, such as the lemon shark ones in our display case, are used to catch and hold slippery fish. Those with large, wide, wedge-shaped and serrated teeth are designed for tearing apart prey. Take a look at our megalodon tooth and imagine what kind of prey it might have hunted!