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Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)

The Frilled Shark or Chlamydoselachus anguineus looks like a creature from the times when dinosaurs ruled the world. Believe it or not, this prehistoric looking shark was actually spotted and filmed last year in Japan in very shallow waters. (see video below) Normally these deep sea creatures are found only in depths that range in between 50 m and 1,500 m!Simply known in some places as the Frill Shark, it has the six gill slits that identify it as a shark. They get their name because the gill tissue that sticks out more than most other sharks. Frilled Shark will grow to almost 7' in maximum length. Found worldwide in deep waters the Frilled Shark feeds on squid, small deep sea fish and even other smaller sharks that are found in the depths. They have sharp and jagged teeth that look quite intimidating. This shark is not considered a danger to humans simply because they are found so deep in the ocean. To check out the Frilled Shark in action watch the video below...






2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me and my brother but mostly me were sayng hamana,hamana,hamana

Anonymous said...

wow, what an interesting picture. I liked the first picture was AWESOMe, but too bad about the teeth. Can you say YUCK?
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