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Do Lobsters Really have Teeth in Their Stomachs?

If you happen to get up close and personal with a live lobster, don’t worry of getting bitten through its mouth. Be mindful of its claws or pincers which are very powerful and can tear through human flesh.  While lobster have mandibles that are used to tear food apart, they do not have teeth in their mouths to chew their meals.  However, they do have teeth-like projections in their stomachs which are used to grind their food. The teeth-like projections look like molar surfaces and are called the “gastric mill.”


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