|“||This is in the same family as Dunkleosteus.||”|
Physical appearance and biology
Bothriolepis was a small placoderm. Its head was protected with a thick armour plating whilst the rest of its body was bare. It also had large fins. It had relatively large eyes.
In Sea Monsters
Nigel Marven, using a fishing rod, caught a Bothriolepis to use it as bait for Dunkleosteus. As part of a bet between him and the crew members, Nigel wrapped the fish in chainmail to see if Dunkleosteus could bite through it.
Nigel later dived into the water to tempt a Dunkleosteus. When one appeared, the giant placoderm ate the Bothriolepis.
Behind the scenes
List of appearances
- Sea Monsters
- Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Predators of the Deep
Notes and references