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

Discussion in 'Diving & Ceph Encounters' started by OB, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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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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    That is one really ugly fish.
     
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    Super cool!
     
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    It really does look more eel-like. The frilled gills are really bizarre.
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    :shock: Wow!!
     
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    It's mouth looks like the inside of a woodchipper with those teeth.
     
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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.
     
  8. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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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
     
  10. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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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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    They look very similar to catsharks (Scyliorhinidae) which are very cool. I wonder how closely related they are.
     
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    That´s just a result of convergent evolution, they are only very very distantly related to catsharks.
     

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