Frilled Shark Caught on Tape.

Japanese fishermen spotted this rare frilled shark (Chlamydoseachus Chlamydoselachus anguineus) near the sea surface. Shortly after the fish was captured by marine park officials, however, it died:

The frilled shark is typically found at a depth of around 600 meters (2,000 feet). Its slender body grows to about 160 cm long, and unlike most sharks, which typically have 5 sets of gills, the frilled shark has 6 sets. It is known as a “living fossil” for its resemblance to extinct, Paleozoic sharks.

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