King of the sea. A tuso or mosa will do more damage but you can not be knocked off a basil making them essential for underwater caves which are full of jellies, Eels and even tuso's. They are also the perfect size to navigate through them without getting stuck or having to dismount. If you have a Baryonyx they are very easy tames, just use the AoE spin attack to kill all the Manta's and you can passively tame it at your leisure. Combine their oil with organic poly and water in a cooker to make soap which doesn't expire and can be ground back into oil and organic poly when you need it.
A great beginner tame, once you have an icthyosaurus, you can swim up to it and passive tame it. I just tamed one, and less than 5 minutes after I tamed a level 4, it’s killed 2 megalodons and 4 mantas. Like so noobs and beach bobs can see.
Good fighter, immune to jellies, supernatural healing boost at the surface, produces oil in its inventory, impervious to squid grabs, looks kinda cute too, only one bad thing about it: it gets squashed in the deep! Only slowly but the damage is there!
Can kill squid like their kin in real life. Tame a 150 and you can take on alphas like they are regular ones. Just up health and memes. They recover steam so quick boosting it is pointless. An all around amazing creature, 10/10.