In the depths of the ocean is found a rare shark ,which can reveal their jaws as well, as the famous monster of ‘cinematic’ space “Alien”!
The species Trigonognathus kabeyai was first discovered in 1986 near the island of Shikoku, but it is so rare that only a few specimens have been caught over the past 30 years.
Researchers from the Taiwan Fisheries Institute caught five sharks during a raid near Donghe city.
The animals are described as having “needle-like teeth that resemble snake fangs (hence the name snake shark), as well as fluorescent pigment in their skin and the ability to extend their jaw to capture prey.”
There is almost no information about the lifestyle of these rare sharks. It is known that they migrate from the usual depth of 300-400 meters into the water layers about 150 meters from the surface during the night, in order to then again go into dark waters.
Unfortunately, 4 out of 5 found samples were already dead, and the only living shark, although it was immersed in its usual cold water, died the very next day.