Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus Anguineus)
The Frilled Shark is a unique species of shark that's found over the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope, it has been caught as deep as 1,570 m (5,150 ft), whereas in Suruga Bay, Japan it is most common at depths of 50–200 m (160–660 ft). Exhibiting several "primitive" features, the frilled shark has often been termed a "living fossil".
The Frilled Shark reaches a length of 2 m (6.6 ft) and has a dark brown, eel-like body with the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins placed far back. Its common name comes from the frilly or fringed appearance of the gill slits, of which there are six pairs with the first pair meeting across the throat.What's the strangest marine animal you've ever caught or seen? #rare #frilled #shark