An extremely rare frilled shark has been caught in the waters of Australia. Scientists have confirmed the specimen to be a frill shark or Chlamydoselachus anguineus. It’s ancestory dates back 80 million years. The fisherman who caught the shark says “It looks prehistoric.”
While the one caught is only 2 metres (6.5 feet) long, frilled sharks can grow up to 5 metres (16 feet) long. It has six pairs of fringed looking gill slits. Although it looks more like an eel, it has the fins and and tail of a shark. And the teeth! 300 needle-like teeth over 26 rows are used to catch and crush bony fish.