Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)

The frilled shark is a primitive species that is seldom encountered alive.

The shark’s long, flexible jaw is able to to gape extremely wide, allowing the fish to swallow prey over half its size. Rows of sharp teeth prevent captured prey from escaping.

The frilled shark has a speculated gestation period of 3.5 years, the longest of any vertebrate.

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