Thursday, July 18, 2013

Photo: The Frill Shark


The Frill Shark has a long slender eel-like body and a large mouth which reveals 300 trident-shaped teeth aligned in 25 rows. 
 
It lives in continental slope waters in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and typically favors depths of 100m to 1500m. where it feeds in caves and crevices. They feed on marine mollusks which includes squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They also will feed on fish and other sharks if the opportunity presents itself.

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