Animal of the day – 1/27/2011 – The Frilled Shark

Frilled Shark

The animal of the day is the Frilled Shark. (Did you know: This is  a primitive shark that looks like a dark brown or grey eel. It has six gill slits where the tissue protrudes giving it the frilled look of its name. They are mainly found in the oceans near Norway, South Africa, New Zealand, and Chile. Growing up to about 6 feet in legth, the frilled shark feeds on squid, bony fish, and other sharks.

Checkout it’s teeth!

Ideal for holding onto struggling prey!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 16:58:45

    whaaaat? This looks like something they accidently grew in a lab.

    Reply

  2. crankyme
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 16:11:59

    your right!
    what is this!
    ughh what a hidious creature!

    Reply

  3. Jenny
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 00:28:12

    The way those teeth roll over the lower jaw reminds me of this character:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoprion

    He’s not a pretty sight, but neither am I before my first coffee of the morning.

    Reply

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