What is the sharkiest shark to ever shark?
Well, there’s a couple worth mentioning for good candidates. The standard would be Megalodon as shown below, but I have a few others that would qualify for the sharkiest shark. Bigger modern shark doesn’t mean best.
Stethacanthus is a shark that had teeth on it’s head and it’s main pectoral fin. While not the largest or longest lasting, certainly a good tier of sharkiest shark. Plus it’s adorable, and that’s always a good bonues.
Helicoprion was a shark with a whorl like bottom jaw, primarily a squid feeding animal. It took over a hundred years to figure out exactly how it looked, but the image below shows the most recent reconstruction. Not my primary contender either, but a personal favorite.
Xenacanthus was one of the more primitive sharks to exist, and is just one of my favorite prehistoric sharks. If I was going to make a shark monster, this one would provide the base form. Not to mention it was a single genus that survived both the Devonian Mass Extinction and the Permian Mass Extinction, vanishing from the fossil record at the end of the Triassic Period. That is success, and places him at Number 2 for the sharkiest Shark.
Hybodus however, takes the title as the sharkiest shark. Evolving in the Permian era, and lasting til near the end of the Cretaceous. Blending prehistoric and modern parts of sharks, it lasted longer than most, and was able to last in a world of terrifying sea reptiles that would easily hunt down most others. This impresses me the most, and makes Hybodus the sharkiest shark.