” A frightening-looking and rarely-sighted frilled shark has been caught by fishermen off south-eastern Victoria.
The pre-historic creature has over 300 needle-like teeth in 25 rows, with a head and fins similar to an eel along with a long shark-like tail.
The frilled shark, which is believed to have existed for 80 million years and could be responsible for some ancient sea monster myths, is well known to the scientific community but rarely seen.
A trawler working in the waters near Lakes Entrance in Victoria’s Gippsland region pulled the shark from 700m deep even though the creature normally lives at a depth of about 1500m. “