Sharks are arguably the scariest deep-sea creature in the world. However, there is a much a bigger type of bass than a shark. It is named Megalodon.
Megalodon was a giant shark that existed back in the day during the late Oligocene epoch and Neogene period. Believe it or not, this sort of fish has been incredibly much larger and a lot ferocious in comparison to a shark! It was really a monstrous prehistoric shark that’s huge enough to swallow up an entire elephant.
It’s one of the largest predators that dominated the saline water in the ancient times. Actually, a paleontologist, glaciologist, and geologist named Louis Agassiz, was the very first person who postulated the species.
Megalodon’s skeleton did not preserve very well since it was consisted largely of cartilage, instead of bone which is similar to that of the contemporary sharks. Theories about the body and feeding habits of Megalodon stem largely from its fossilized teeth, which can reach up to 7 inches in length.
Moreover, experts think that Megalodons may have fed on porpoises and whales because there are a good deal of whale bones which shows various teeth marks that might have been from the monstrous type of fish. Believe or not, the moment this monster shark exert more massive pressure with its sting, it’s more than sufficient to slice the flesh of some of its prey.
At present, the size of the Megalodon is still a topic of intense debate. When you come right down to it, Megalodon is indeed the hugest fish that thrived in every corner of the world’s deepest seas during the olden days. And like the sharks, Megalodon proved that it is once a successful species on the planet.