Miocene Piranha Found to Have Had World’s Strongest Bite

Miocene Piranha Found to Have Had World’s Strongest Bite

As reported by scientists, Miocene piranha is believed to have had world's strongest bite in the records as of now.

The animal is now extinct. Scientists say that it had extremely sharp teeth and could easily digest meat. They ate fish and sometimes also killed any humans who tried to enter into waters. However, the exact diet taken by the monster fish is still not known. Scientists have recently found that these animals had the strongest bite of any predator known till then.

The fact was published in the journal nature which revealed that these animals had very strong teeth and jaws. The scientists analyzed bite strength of the animal and found that it was able to produce a force between 1,240 N and 4,749 N. The said force is generally generated by weights of 500kg on average.

The force was found to be most powerful and greater than anything ever existed of the kind. The findings were based on fossils of the animals that were found. "If our fossil reconstructions and simulations are correct then Megapiranha paranensis was indeed a ferocious bone-crushing mega-predator of the Miocene epoch", asserted the authors of the study.

Megapiranha paranensis is scientific name for the black piranha which researchers say could easily crush turtles and other big animals.


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