Origin : Morocco (Khouribga)
Geological era : Late Cretaceous (Mastrichtian)
Age : 70 million of years
fossil tooth of bony fish, from deposits of Khouribga in Morocco.
Enchodus is an extinct genus of bony fish. It flourished during the Upper Cretaceous and was small to medium in size. One of the genus most notable attributes are the large fangs at the front of the upper and lower jaws and on the palatine bones, leading to its misleading nickname among fossil hunters and paleoichthyologists, "the saber-toothed herring". These fangs, along with a long sleek body and large eyes, suggest Enchodus was a predatory species.