Cladocyclus gardneri (80 cm.)
Supervised by Steven Salisbury and Rodney Willian Berrell.
This fish is part of an extant genus of large marine predatory fish calledIchthyodectidae. That means ‘’fish-biters’’, and the group was characterized by being very large 1 to 5 m in length, and by having remarkably large teeth. Cladocyclus gardneri could reach 120 cm in length, and were found in the Mesozoic Basin in Brazil. It had a slender and laterally compressed body; large and oblique mouth opening dorsally, with a single series of conical, slender, pointed teeth.