Sharks are so incredible, but which sharks are the best? Based on numbers by the ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research, we’ve declared winners in several categories. In addition to the awards listed above here are a few more honorable mentions:
|Biggest Hammer (relative to size)||Winghead Shark||Boomerang-shaped, width about 50% body length|
|Flattest Shark (least height in proportion to length)||Tie: Wobbegongs & Angel Sharks||Both are very flat|
|Largest Teeth (relative to size)||Largetooth Cookiecutter||Lower teeth proportionally twice as large as in White Shark|
|Least Specialized Diet (stomach contents)||Tiger Shark||Feeds on almost anything it can swallow|
|Most Poisonous Flesh (causing illness)||Greenland Shark||Must be boiled in several changes of water before eating|
|Showiest Leaping Shark||Spinner Shark||Spins on its axis, 2 to 4 times in mid-air|
For a complete listing of available shark records, check out this page.