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Name meaning

"Vertical Spike"




3 m (10 ft)


45 kg (100 lbs)

Game appearances

Jurassic World: The Game

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Orthacanthus is a genus of prehistoric freshwater shark that lived during the Paleozoic era (400-225 mya). It was a member of a group of ancient sharks called xenacanths, all of which were freshwater sharks with long fins down their backs and a spine at the start of the fin. It was the largest of the known xenacanths.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Orthacanthus


Jurassic World: The GameEdit

see Orthacanthus/JW: TG

Orthacanthus appears in Jurassic World: The Game, where it is a Cave creature that is obtained through VIP Membership.

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  • Orthcanthus or Hyneria?!

    3 messages
    • The Orthacanthus in Jurassic World: The Game has the matching spike and dorsal fin, so I imagine that was the base of the design and tried...
    • It kinda does but on the Orthacanthus in JWTG, are the same features a real Orthocanthus had, though it is exaggerated in size, I mean they m...

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