The Frilled Shark might just be the creepiest thing to ever get caught.
Reeled in by a fishing trawler, this two-meter long Frilled Shark, or Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is extremely rare and dates back 80 million years.
That’s quite the tenure for creeping people out.
They can reach up to five meters long, but with over 300 individual teeth on 26 rows, I’m sure the fishermen weren’t too disappointed that it wasn’t bigger.
The typical Frilled Shark lives anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 feet below the ocean, and trawling normally doesn’t go any deeper than 700 feet, so snagging this guy was an unusual occurrence that doesn’t usually happen.
The group who made the catch asked around but “couldn’t find a fisherman who had ever seen one before.”
In 2007, someone in Japan actually captured one on film…
If you happen to catch one of these bad boys one day, which is highly unlikely, be sure to keep you fingers away from it’s mouth.
Remember, that’s a lot of teeth.
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