Hyneria a weighs two tons and is five meters long. She's an insatiable carnivore.
— Allen, about Hyneria

Hyneria ("From Hyner") is an extinct genus of lobe-finned fish from the Devonian period around 360 MYA.



Hyneria lived during the late Devonian Era 360-350 million years ago. It shared the waters with Dunkleosteus, Stethacanthus, and other sea animals and was one of the top predators of its time.


Hyneria was the second top predator of its time, after the monstrous Dunkleosteus. They measured five meters in length and weighed 2 tons. It had a solid bony skeleton, stout muscular fins and was covered in large scales. It also had powerful jaws and sharp teeth, and could swim fast, making it a deadly predator. It used keen eyesight and an acute sense of smell to detect prey, such as large fish and even primitive amphibians, such as Hynerpeton and Stethacanthus.


Hyneria was a solitary hunter, living in lakes, rivers, and even the oceans, however, they were insatiable carnivores. Although a flesh-eating fish, Hyneria could attack like a killer whale after a seal. Only just missing their prey, but they had remarkably powerful fins and could take their prey by surprise.