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The Sharkworm is a Sea Dragon that resembles a hammerhead shark. It is a vicious dragon inhabiting warmer parts of the sea, notably in the Summer Current which runs in the Barbaric Archipelago.

Sharkworms have multiple nicknames including Pirate Dragons because they have legs and can crawl onto a ship like a pirate and wreak havoc. They are also called Thor's lapdogs because their hammer-shaped heads.

Sharkworms sided with the dragons during the Dragon Rebellion.

Sharkworms are mentioned extensively in How to Speak Dragonese, and very briefly in How to Train Your Viking.

Traits and Abilities

Sharkworms are almost exclusively water creatures, and can only survive in full air for about 10 minutes. However, they have short muscular legs and can move very quickly onto a ship or on land, even outrunning a human. They also have wings, along with crevices along their body into which to tuck the wings to reduce drag while swimming.

Their head is similar to that of a hammerhead shark in that their eyes are set away from the body on "stalks". One passage in How to Speak Dragonese also indicates they are two-headed, though there are no depictions as such.

"These two-headed beasts had eyes out on stalks, rather like a hammerhead shark."
How to Speak Dragonese

Sharkworms also have retractable jaws which sound like what most shark species have.

"Their back set of teeth could shot forward to grab prey, then retreat back."
How to Speak Dragonese

Sharkworms have a minimum of 5 rows of teeth in their mouths. Adults can reach six meters long.

Also mimicking sharks, Sharkworms go into a frenzy at the smell of blood, whether on sea or land. They have excellent smell and hearing, too. Because they are sensitive to detecting blood, they often only attack if you are wounded.

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