How Big is Megalodon?

Giant marine Predator

Megalodon was the biggest primeval shark, and one of the largest aquatic predators found on the planet earth. The weight of the Megalodon shark is even more than modern Great White Shark and ancient reptiles like Kronosaurus and Liopleurodon.

 

Size of Megalodon Shark

The Giant Marine Predator

 

How the shark’s size is determined?

Thousands of fossilized teeth and few scattered bones of shark megaladon were found. The exact size of the shark is still under debates. Scientists used the tooth size to estimate the exact size of the megaladon sharks. Some Megalodon teeth are of more than seven inches, which is a very large tooth.

Jaws of the megalodon

Jaws of the megalodon

Megalodon tooth

Megalodon tooth

 

 

Estimated size of Megalodon Shark

Paleontologists estimated its size ranging from 40 to 100 feet from head to tail. This size is determined on the basis of the tooth’s size and similarity with Great White Shark. Sharks are made mostly of cartilage and it is the main problem faced to determine the exact size as the cartilage does not fossilize well. It is very difficult to find the unbroken specimens is not possible.

Size comparison of Megalodon Shark

Size comparison of Megalodon Shark

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