This Prehistoric Fish Makes a Great White Look Like a Goldfish

  
Via:  bob-nelson  •  2 months ago  •  4 comments

This Prehistoric Fish Makes a Great White Look Like a Goldfish
Meet Dunkleosteus, perhaps the fiercest fish that ever existed. It lived 360 million years ago and was twice as long and three times as heavy as a great white shark.

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Bob Nelson
1  seeder  Bob Nelson    2 months ago

Sharks are great.

Bigger sharks are even better.

 
 
 
ArkansasHermit-too
2  ArkansasHermit-too    2 months ago

These bad boys were some ugly, terrifying, big ass fish!

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The largest species, D. terrelli grew up to 6 m (19.7 ft) long and 1 t (1.1 short tons) in weight. Few other placoderms rivaled Dunkleosteus in size. Dunkleosteus could quickly open and close its jaw, like modern day suction feeders, and had a bite force of 6,000 N (612 kgf; 1,349 lbf) at the tip and 7,400 N (755 kgf; 1,664

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The nasty eating habits of prehistory's meanest fish

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Bob Nelson
2.1  seeder  Bob Nelson  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @2    2 months ago

Munch...

 
 
 
Freefaller
2.2  Freefaller  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @2    2 months ago

And it was armour plated.  Awesome

 
 
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