Frilled Shark – Animal of the Week

Welcome back to animal of the week since it’s Shark Week, it’s. Only fitting that this week’s. Animal is a shark. This shark is probably the least shark looking shock. There is and resembles more of a mythical sea serpent.

It is, of course, the frilled shark throat sharks live at the sea bed of continental and island shells. So though they live near the bottom of the ocean, they only live at the bottom of shallower areas, typically anywhere between 200 and 1300 meters.

Froude sharks have been found all over the world from northern Scottish waters down to West Africa. They’ve, also been seen more commonly on the East Coast, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for all sharks, mainly East squid.

They’re thought to take up around 60 % of their diet, but it’s hard to tell as when these animals are caught. There are little stomach content suggesting a quick digestion rate or a low metabolic rate and therefore the need not to eat very often they’re, also known to feed on other sharks and sometimes bony fish, a frilled shark caught off the coast, Japan had To eat an entire Japanese cat shark frilled sharks are ovoviviparous, meaning that the young hatch inside the mother and stay there until they have grown larger.

They feed on the yoke of their hatched eggs, as there is no umbilical connection between the young and their mother. They have one of the longest gestation periods of any vertebra of three and a half years, and in this time they will grow to around 50 centimeters long because of their deep-sea living.

They have no breeding period because weather and seasons have little effect on the sea bed habitats. These sharks are part one of the oldest living families of shock, the chlamydia Lycus family. This family dates back to the Jurassic period at the latest, but the frilled shark itself.

Only dates back to the early Pleistocene, but, of course, that still rather a long time, their teeth are specially adapted to catching the soft bodied slippery squids that they mainly eat. They come in patches of alternating hooks that are perfect for latching onto slippery squid and not letting go.

The body structure of throat shark is also well-developed to the ocean floor habitats with reduced skeletons and livers full of lipids that allow them to control their buoyancy well and stay near the bottom of the sea.

The frilled sharks, most defining feature is its eel-like body, and some scientists think that it may call up and strike like a snake when hunting no frilled sharks have ever been observed. Hunting this way, so we can’t know if they do, but it would be rather cool to watch if that is how they heart, because the froude shark lives away from the surface.

There are few threats from humans, except from deep-sea fishing lines. The increase in deep-sea fishing has caused concern for the survival of the species as their natural ear at the IUCN only classifies them as Least Concern.

It is always hard to know how many individuals of a deep-sea creature are around, meaning that the IUCN’s. Classification could be completely off the frilled shark is so rarely seen. It usually makes news when one is caught.