This rare shark, perhaps endangered, was recently caught off the Australia coast by a fishing trawler. Others have been caught, and preserved, across the years, such as the one in our featured image.
300 needle-shaped teeth in 25 rows makes it something to see, that's for sure.
The species dates back so far in the past (80 million years) that it has been called a “living fossil”.
A quote, provided by Fox News, from the trawler's captain makes a vivid point:
“I've been at sea for 30 years and I’ve never seen a shark that looks like that,” he said. “It was like a large eel, probably 1.5 meters [5 feet] long, and the body was quite different to any other shark I'd ever seen.”
For actual images from the catch, please refer to the original article!
News to Share brief source: “‘Like a Horror Movie’: Rare frilled shark caught off Australia” by Fox News
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