The sharktopus (/shark-tə-pūs/) is the only known species of its kind. Sharktopuses have the head of a Great White Shark with the body of an octopus. They are known to live deep in the ocean trenches. The sharktopus has no known origin and has been spotted in several seas around the world. There is no knowledge of female sharktopuses and, therefore, are thought not to breed. With a recent fossil discovery at a Wyoming dig site, the sharktopus is now known to predate dinosaurs. It is speculated, with the idea of sharktopuses as non-breeders, that these animals could live long lives (a few million years so far).

The sharktopus was first spotted off the coast of Morocco by Columbus on the return voyage to Spain. The sharktopus disappeared shortly after and was not seen again until May 7, 1915 off the coast of Ireland in the early morning hours by Captain Turner and the Lusitania crew. To this day the German government denies any involvement in the Lusitania sinking by a German U-boat that day and ultimately provoking the United States into World War One.

The sharktopus can measure 40 - 50 feet in length (including the tentacles). Most sharktopuses have ten tentacles. With the use of over 2000 suckers on each tentacle, it can quickly attach itself to any object and crush it. These tentacles have the power to destroy small and mid-sized ships. It also uses its two mouths as defense and hunting tools.

The sharktopus’s diet is primarily mermaids and whales, but has been known to attack fishing boats in its vicinity.Sharktopus

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