Tuesday, November 9, 2010

frilled shark

o   ­The frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is a species of deep-sea shark in the family Chlamydoselachidae, regarded as a "living fossil"
o   These species are very different from the other hexanchiform sharks
o   The frilled shark was thought to be extinct itself; it was only discovered alive in Japanese waters in the 19th century.[2]
o   On January 21, 2007, a specimen was found alive off the coast of Japan near the Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo.
o    The shark was captured but was not adapted to live in the warm, shallow water that it was moved to. The specimen died soon after capture.


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