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Piranhas are world champions in bite strength- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 December 2012 23:35

According to Scientific Reports magazine, a group of scientists from the University of Cairo, Egypt, under the direction of Justin Grubich, in a study found, that piranhas may be champions of the bite force among all vertebrates. The study (see the video below) measured the bite force of black piranha (Serrasalmus rhombeus), as well as their ancestors megapiranha (Megapiranha paranensis). According to Justin Grubich, the power of modern black piranha bite is an average of 320 Newtons, with an average weight of 1.1 kg, it is the power of modern black piranha bite at 29.69 times more of the weight of own body of piranhas, and the force of their bite extinct ancestor Megapiranha paranensis was about 4,000 Newtons, which is three times less than the force of the bite of Tyrannosaurus, but the weight of Tyrannosaurus rex was 100 times more of weight of Megapiranha paranensis, that Megapiranha paranensis was absolute champions in strength bite, Megapiranha paranensis could easily pierce armor turtles, ancient armored fish scales and bite off a piece of the bones of mammals, THE VIDEO:

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