Scientists catch bizarre frilled shark dubbed ‘living fossil’

One of the least seen sharks in the world spotted in Portugal

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Scientists in Portugal recently netted an incredibly unique-looking frilled shark whose lineage dates all the way back to prehistoric times.

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According to sharksider.com, the frilled shark, aka the 'living fossil', is one of the least seen sharks because of the depths in which it lives.

Despite its 25 rows of 300 triangular shaped needle sharp teeth, the frilled shark is not dangerous to humans: the formidable grinders were created to consume other sea animals and it is believed that their diet is more than 60% cephalopods (marine mollusks).

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