pharyngeal jaw

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I took a video of Sasha eating!

She’s eating Solea solea soaked in vitachem.

The “choking” movements you see are actually her using her pharyngeal jaws to grab the food from her main jaws and drag it back. I didn’t say that in the video because I worried I’d butcher the pronunciation lmao.

Gymnothorax fimbriatus

a few days ago i had my best and simultaneously most terrifying idea in a long time 8^D so: ya know how dragons can always speak human speech in stories? but their mouths aren’t really cut out for it. therefore, consider this: dragons with a set of pharyngeal jaws made for talking!!! and creepy transparent lips ‘cause saying b’s and p’s and m’s and stuff is hard when you’ve got an alligator face