Animal trivia: Stethacanthus, a strange prehistoric animal

Sporting an upper dorsal fin which looked like the top part of the Starship Enterprise, an adult male…

Sporting an upper dorsal fin which looked like the top part of the Starship Enterprise, an adult male Stethacanthus lived about 320 million years ago.


Animal trivia: Stethacanthus, a strange prehistoric animal
Animal trivia: Stethacanthus, a strange prehistoric animal

A pretty typical shark otherwise, Stethacanthus likely used its unique dorsal fin in mating rituals or to scare away predators.

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