CHENNAI: A bizarre deep-sea shark with jutting fangs and bulging eyes was recently caught by an Australian fisher, who left social media users perplexed. Trapman Bermagui, a fisherman from Sydney, after capturing the deep water shark at a depth of 650 metres he posted a picture of it face on Facebook.
According to Bermagui, the animal is not a typical shark. "It's a rough skin shark, also known as a species of endeavour dog shark." he stated. "These sharks are common in depths greater than 600 meters. We catch them in the wintertime usually," the fisherman remarked.
With rough-looking skin, a pointed nose, big eyes, and a jutting row of sharp teeth, the unusual creature stands out from the crowd. " The face of a deep sea rough skin shark. All the way from 650m," Mr. Bermagui wrote the post's caption.
The deep water shark photo has generated a lot of buzz online since it was uploaded. More than 270 people have commented on it, and over 1,500 people have liked it.
One user commented "the deep sea is another planet down there. wild looking creatures," Another user commented. "Man made.. either a sculptor or mixing of DNA with the assistance of the crisper,". "It wasn't a real shark," said a third user, "the deep sea is another planet down there. wild looking creatures," wrote another.