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.

Carcharodon megalodon shark, bull shark great big white sharks


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

Carcharodon Megalodon size and weight

Carcharodon Megalodon size and weight

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.

biggest shark megalodon teeth

biggest shark megalodon teeth

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.

megalodon shark jaws

megalodon shark jaws

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.

It is known that still about 60% of world ocean is undiscovered so who knows a megalodon shark might show up, so be careful next time you go out in unknown sea for surfing.

Author: Umer

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