This time, I’m pretty sure all the pictures are of the frilled shark and not the South African frilled shark, but then again I may be wrong.
Chlamydoselachus anguineus or the frilled shark is distributed widely but rather patchily in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It’s generally found over the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope, nearer the bottom. It has been caught as deep as 1,570 m (5,150 ft).
Growing up to a length of about 2 m (6.6 ft), the frilled shark has been dubbed a “living fossil” as it has several “primitive” features.
Extremely uncommon, the frilled shark is notorious for their odd dentition. They have around 300, three-pointed teeth set into 27 rows, which can be seen in the last picture. Do the math and you’ll find that every Frilled Shark has about 1000 pointy hooks to grab onto its fishy prey. Primitive maybe, deadly definitely.