Goblin Shark|Seabed Abysmal

Spectacular abyssal creatures and beings that are suspected to inhabit the marine depths.

March 24, 2012

Goblin Shark



The goblin shark pink (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a species of shark that inhabits the deep, is very characteristic appearance due to his nose prominent, his jaws are unusual in that they remain retracted rest position and attacking or feeding project outwardly.

The first specimen was caught by a fisherman in the "Kuroshio" near the coast of Yokohama in 1898, who named him tenguzame in Japanese means "ghost fish" or "tengu fish."

The creature measured five feet. Another specimen was captured and held in Japan Tokai University, but died after a week.

The shark can reach up to 3.3 meters long and 159 kilograms live in all oceans of the world except the poles but in the Sea of ​​Japan is where they have found as many specimens of this animal that lives among the 250 and 1300 meters deep.

It is a voracious predator that feeds on squid is and engulfing other deep-sea fish with jaws retract speed.

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