Frilled Shark Found Off Australia

January 21st, 2015 | by

A frilled shark, a type of rare shark with an eel-like texture and six pairs of gills around its sides, was recently found on the Australian coast. This six-foot-long shark is rather flexible like an eel and can bend its body to find its prey. It also has 25 rows of teeth with close to 300 teeth in total.

The frilled shark is known for being extremely rare as it is part of a species that dates back to nearly 80 million years in the past. In addition, the shark is known to typically be found in some deeper parts of the water. However, the shark was caught about 2,300 feet below the water, thus suggesting that it was swimming rather high up.

Source: Discovery News