The Swimming Sharptooth is an antagonistic Cretoxyrhina, and is the secondary antagonist in The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island. It is one of many antagonists to appear in the film. It is the first and only shark to make an appearance in The Land Before Time.


He first appeared when Littlefoot, Petrie, Cera, Ducky and Spike rode a log across the Big Water to try to get back home, he chased them, biting parts of the log off, and causing them to turn around until they hit a rock and were thrown back onto the island.

During the climax of the film, he made a quick cameo appearance, after the gang are cornered at the edge of a cliff by the film's main antagonist, the Plated Sharptooth. Petrie points out that the Cretoxyrhina is in the water, before Cera says "Never mind that Sharptooth, worry about this one!" ("this one" is referring to the Plated Sharptooth).


The Swimming Sharptooth resembles a generic shark or a Great White. Despite the fact that the Swimming Sharptooth is a Cretoxyrhina, he is much smaller (he is most likely a young adult). He is much larger and vicious than the modern day shark, similar to what Jaws was like, intentionally attacking creatures that a normal shark usually would not prey on.


  • This is the only non-reptilian sharptooth to appear in the series, as sharks are fish.
  • It is the only shark to appear in the entire franchise.
  • Cretoxyrhina is one of the few Sharpteeth that aren't voiced by Frank Welker, since sharks and fish lack vocal organs.
  • The Cretoxyrhina's theme music is similar to theme of the famous fictional great white shark tale, Jaws.



Sharpteeth in The Land Before Time, in order of appearance:
Sharptooth (character) | Chomper | Chomper's Father | Chomper's Mother | Fast Biters (The Time of the Great Giving) | Dil | Swimming Sharptooth (The Mysterious Island) | Sharptooth Flyer (The Mysterious Island) | Plated Sharptooth | Meanest Sharptooth | Sharpteeth (The Secret of Saurus Rock) | Fast Biters (The Stone of Cold Fire) | Sharptooth (The Big Freeze) | Swimming Sharptooth (Journey to Big Water) | Belly Dragger (The Great Longneck Migration) | Sharptooth Pack (The Great Longneck Migration) | Fast Biters (Invasion of the Tinysauruses) | Sail-Backed Sharptooth | Hookthumb Sharpteeth | Red Claw | Screech and Thud | Fast Biters (The Lonely Journey) | Sharptooth Family (The Lonely Journey) | Belly Draggers (The Amazing Threehorn Girl) | Sharpteeth (Rhett's Story) | Sharptooth Mom | Featherhead Sharpteeth | Horned Sharptooth | Minor Sharpteeth |
See Also
Main families

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