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Scientists: Black piranha had the most powerful bite of any animal ever

December 22, 2012

Guillermo Ortí, a professor at George Washington University, has announced that the black piranha is the biting champion of the fish world. Ortí determined the crowned winner by studying the pound for pound biting of many fish. In the end, the black piranha (Serrasalmus rhombeus) came out victorious.

The black piranha is not only the biting king of the fish world; the sea creature is also one of the toughest biters of all other vertebrates as well. Scientists think the black piranha may have not always been the crowned biting champion of the world. It is believed that its cousin, the extinct “megapirahna”, may have packed an even bigger bite and caused more damage to its prey throughout the Amazon basin.

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