The unbelievable living fossil! Fisherman finds shocking 'monster shark' off the coast of Australia
Straight out of a horror film, a fisherman finds a monstrous sea-creature in the waters off Australia's coast.
According to South East Trawl Fishing Association, the frilled shark is often referred to as a "living fossil."
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Often referred to as a "living fossil," the sea creature is actually a type of shark. According to the South East Trawl Fishing Association (SETFA) in Australia, this rare shark has a six-foot long, eel-like body with three fins on its back.
The "living fossil" shark typically stretches 6-feet in length.
Its six pairs of fringed gill slits and 25 rows of 300 needle-shaped teeth make this fish appear millions of years old, resembling a fossil.
"It's a freaky thing," Simon Boag, the chief executive officer at SETFA, to Australia's ABC Rural. "I don't think you would want to show it to little children before they went to bed."
300 needle-shaped teeth in 25 rows rest in the prehistoric shark's mouth.
The "living fossil" pounces on prey by bending its body like a snake and usually dwells at 2,296 feet below the surface, making its shallow appearance very rare.
"This guy was just unlucky," Boag stated to Australia's ABC Rural.
The "living fossil" shark was unusually found in shallow water off Australia's coast.
"I've been at sea for 30 years and I've never seen a shark that looks like that," David Guillot, the captain of the Western Alliance Vessel, to radio station 3AW Drive. "It was like a large eel, probably 1.5 meters (five feet), and the body was quite different to any shark I'd ever seen."
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