It doesn’t get much more horrifying than a megamouth shark.
Shizuoka, Japan anglers caught this extremely rare fish, which measured 13 feet long and weighs almost 1,500 pounds, according to WPTV in West Palm Beach.
More than 1,500 people crowded the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City, where the megamouth catch was on display. Discovery News called it the 58th time in recorded history that the species had been seen or caught by humans, according to various Japanese reports.
The megamouth shark is a plankton eater, much like the whale shark. Not much else is known, but they are easily recognized by their huge heads and mouths.
Check out this video from YouTuber MissThe1990s showing a dissection of the megamouth.
Be advised, some graphic imagery is included in the dissection video.
This is the second recent occurrence of a rarely-seen shark catch, following the rare goblin shark found in the Gulf of Mexico.
Be honest, had you ever even heard of a megamouth shark before today?