MOSCOW, January 21 (Sputnik) — A rarely seen, terrifying frilled shark has been caught in the waters off south-eastern Victoria.
The species is believed to have existed for at least 80 million years and is known as a 'living fossil', reports ABC.
Simon Boag, from the South East Trawl Fishing Association, said it was the first time in living memory that a frilled shark had been sighted.
"We couldn't find a fisherman who had ever seen one before," he said.
"It does look 80 million years old. It looks prehistoric; it looks like it's from another time!"
The shark 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 terrifying-looking creature has been responsible for some ancient sea monster myths. It is well known to the scientific community but rarely seen.