Frill Shark movie

The movie shows a Frill Shark filmed in shallow water in Japan.  The species normally occurs in oceanic waters at depths from 120 m to 1500 m.  It is very unusual to see one in shallow water.  The fish in the clip does not appear to be in good health, perhaps not surprisingly, it died after being captured and held in an aquarium.

Frill Shark

Frill Shark
Photographer: Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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