Dinosaur-Era Shark With 300 Teeth Discovered at Algarve coast

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A team of European Union researchers has discovered a Dinosaur-Era shark. It has 300 teeth and snake-like head. The team has found it at Algarve coast in Portugal. The shark was swimming at a depth of about 701 meters. The researchers say that there were absolute darkness and extreme cold at this depth. The researchers also say that the shark has frilled teeth that allow it to trap squid, fish, and any other prey. The scientists have named it Chlamydoselachus anguineus. They have named it so because of its gill arrangement having 300 teeth. These teeth were in the form of 25 lines.

The researchers were conducting research on how to minimize the unwanted catches during commercial fishing. The scientists are saying that this species of shark is about 80 million years old. The scientists are also saying that the peers of this shark had died long ago. They consider Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops as its peers. The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere says that the fish has a length of about 1.5 meters.

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Here, it is important to mention that Shark live in the Atlantic and in waters near Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. Still, the scientists are unable to carve out the reason for its being alive. Earlier this year, the scientists have discovered a lot of deep sea creatures. A toothy faceless fish, a thorny red crab, and blue-eyed coffinfish are some of those discoveries. Still, the experts say that more than 90% of deep sea waters are unexplored.

The European Researchers have caught this shark with the help of trawler. They were conducting research and ended up on the discovery of the rarest and the most ancient creature.

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