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Frill Shark in Japan

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2010

The Frill Shark normally lives in oceanic waters at depths from 120 m to 1500 m. This fish was filmed alive (although most likely moribund) by Japanese divers.

Frill Shark

Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Specimens in the Australian Museum Ichyology Collection have been taken in trawls off the New South Wales coast.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Frill Shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, Chlamydoselachidae, brown, eel-like, six pairs of gill slits, terminal mouth, three-pronged teeth, single dorsal fin, wide mouth, adult, marine, > 1m,