Comparison of Bite Forces of Living, Extinct Carnivorous Fishes (image) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail Caption Bite force quotients -- considering both bite force and body size -- compare the powerful bites of black piranha (S. rhombeus) and now-extinct Megapiranha (M. paranensis) with barracuda, blacktip shark (C. limbatus), bull shark (C. leucas), hammerhead shark (S. mokarran), the extinct 4-ton Dunkleosteus terrelli, great white shark (C. caracharias) and the extinct whale-eating Carcharodon megalodon. Credit Justin Grubich, et al/Scientific Reports Usage Restrictions For use only in coverage of results by Justin Grubich, et al, in Dec. 13, 2012 Scientific Reports; no derivatives; not commercial use; credit required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.