Interesting facts and figures of carcharodon Megalodon Shark
Megalodon is greek word which means Big Tooth, it is named so because Megalodon shark had quite big tooth sized approx 170mm, these were the biggest and most dangerous killer predator shark ever lived on earth which are believed to got extinct about 28 to 1.5 million years ago.
Here are some interesting facts of these sharks who once ruled the oceans
These were the biggest sharks of their kind they could be as long as 20 meters about twice as big as great white shark of today
Some scientists take megalodon shark as bulkier or oversized version of great white shark of today, Megalodon shark is believed to weight about 47 metric tons
The teeth were triangular shaped strong and could be as long as 170 mm and could weight about 1/2 kg.
It is amazing that teeth of such enormous creature survived centuries.
Did you know if jaws of megalodon were fully open a whole bunch of human family could reside in it.
The most information about these sharks were revealed by analyzing the fossil teeth of these sharks.
A 20 meters long could have bite force of about 40900 lbf which is about 10 times greater then great white shark of today, you can easily estimate the immense power of these predators from there bite force which has been till now recorded the biggest bite force in history.
Megalodon shark were highly mobile specie but mostly mostly loved to live in near subtropical region of oceans, the fossil remains of these sharks were found almost from all over the world.