The mouth of a leatherback sea turtle. Leatherback turtles lack the crushing chewing plates characteristic of sea turtles that feed on hard-bodied prey. Instead, they have pointed tooth-like cusps and.
The Turtle Deadliest Teeth In Nature. Their digestive systems resemble a conveyor belt and help process all that food. Their esophagus goes into their stomach to the rear and then makes its way back again.
Leatherback Sea Turtle - A Critically Endangered Species
Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Mouth) "Instead of teeth, the leatherback turtle has points on the tomium of its upper lip, with backwards spines in its throat to help it swallow food and to stop their prey escaping once caught.