[non-ceph]: Thrilled to be frilled (rare live shark captured)

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No sleeper shark this time, but very rare footage of another denizen of the deep, no true ceph connection, really, so Tony: please, move to members' area when applicable...
 

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I require tight control on non-ceph threads in the public forums but there are rare exceptions... this is one of those! Fascinating story.
 

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Ta Tony! What particularly strikes me about the pose of our frilled friend here, is that it appears as humped as some *sandtigers I've seen in aquaria around the world. Is that a pathology specific to chondrichthyes??

*Carcharias taurus (Rafinesque, 1810) AKA Odontaspis sp.
 

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What strikes me is (apart from the teeth :shock:) that it looks emaciated. If our sharks looked like that we'd be really worried!

But very very cool!

J
 

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At first I wished to disagree, judging other (dead) examples of Chlamydoselachus anguineus I'd seen earlier, until I came accros this, the actual first video to have been shot of this elusive creature... Here's a still attached. The other attached photoshopped image (© 2003 Marine Themes Pty Ltd. All rights reserved) is likely from a dead specimen.
 

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