Frilled Shark

Sharks have been swimming in the ocean for more than 400 million years - making them one of the oldest species found on Earth!

The frill shark has a large mouth with 25 rows of 300 sharp teeth, six pairs of fringed gill slits, and a long, eel-like body that can grow up to 6 feet long. It's referred to as a "living fossil" because it's a member of one of the oldest living shark species.

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The has a large mouth with 25 rows of 300 sharp teeth, six pairs of fringed gill slits, and a long, eel-like body that can grow up to 6 feet long. It's referred to as a "living fossil" because it's a member of one of the oldest living shark species.

Frilled sharks are notorious for their odd dentition. Approximately 300, three-pointed teeth set into 27 rows fill the mouths of Frilled Sharks. Do the math and you’ll find that every Frilled Shark has about 1000 pointy hooks to grab onto its fishy prey. Primitive maybe, deadly definitely.

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A frilled shark, a very old type species of shark, sometimes called a living fossil. Part of red gills are exposed to efficiently take oxygen from the water in the abyss containing much less oxygen than near the surface.

Frilled Shark (Types of Shark) : Discovery Channel They have a really great video of a swimming frilled shark!

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Frilled sharks usually live thousands of feet below the surface, but occasionally come up to our level just to remind us how freaky the ocean can be. They look like a basic model of a shark before sharks learned how to shark.

Caught in Murmansk, Russia. May be a Frill shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus).

Caught in Murmansk, Russia.

Frilled Sharks are deepwater fish that are rarely seen at the surface, though they are often caught by bottom trawlers. Long and eel-like, Frilled Sharks are sometimes considered to be “throwbacks” to the early period of shark evolution though their existence today is testament to the success they have found in their particular ecological niche.

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- * Frilled Shark * - Chlamydoselachus anguinesis, one of only two species extant of the family Chlamydoselachidae; the other being the South African Frilled Shark. This rare species tends to have wide but patchy distribution in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans -

Flaring the gills, gives the species its name, a Frilled Shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the ocean's surface.

Frilled Shark — In 2007, a fisherman near Tokyo, Japan, told Awashiwa Marine Park officials that he'd just seen a very unusual eel-like creature with needle-sharp teeth. Staff at the park followed the fisherman, who directed them to the 5-foot-long oddity. They caught the creature, which was later identified as a frilled shark. Scientists who buy evolution had assumed this species had been extinct for millions of years. It has been termed by many to be a "Living fossil".  I believe God…

Frilled Shark — In a fisherman near Tokyo, Japan, told Awashiwa Marine Park officials that he'd just seen a very unusual eel-like creature with needle-sharp teeth. They caught the oddity, later identified as a frilled shark.

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