Shark, Dire

Large as a dragon, this shark's jaws open to reveal a cavernous, tooth-lined gullet capable of swallowing a horse whole.

Dire Shark (Megalodon) CR 9

XP 6,400

N Gargantuan animal (aquatic)

Init +6; Senses blindsense 30 ft., keen scent; Perception +25

Defense

AC 23, touch 8, flat-footed 21 (+2 Dex, +15 natural, –4 size)

hp 112 (15d8+45)

Fort +14, Ref +13, Will +8

Offense

Speed swim 60 ft.

Melee bite +17 (4d10+15/19–20 plus grab)

Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.

Special Attacks swallow whole (2d6+15 damage, AC 17, 11 hp)

Statistics

Str 30, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 10

Base Atk +11; CMB +25 (+29 grapple); CMD 37

Feats Bleeding Critical, Critical Focus, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Perception +25, Swim +18

Ecology

Environment any ocean

Organization solitary

Treasure none

The true nightmare of the sea is the megalodon, a shark that represents the pinnacle of this species' evolution. Horrifying in its immense size and ruinous appetite, the megalodon is certainly the beast behind many legends of enormous fish who swallow ships whole. A megalodon is 60 feet long and weighs 100,000 pounds.