Representatives of the Taiwan Research Institute of Fisheries caught in the waters of the Pacific 5 individuals of the rarest species of “sharks-vipers” (Trigonognathus kabeyai). This is reported by Science Alert.
These sharks were discovered in the 80s of the last century, and were first described in 1990. Since then, they only came across a few times a scientist, so they remain poorly studied, the portal notes.
“Shark-vipers” live in the northwestern part of the ocean, in the daytime they prefer to stay at a depth of 270 to 360 meters, and at night rise to the surface of the water. The dimensions of Trigonognathus kabeyai reach 54 centimeters and 0.75 kilograms.
It is noted that this type of fish is hardly a threat to humans – their diet consists of crustaceans and bony fishes.
Despite this, some users compared the shark to “Alien” from the same movie by Ridley Scott. “It’s something from nightmares. Just like from the movie Alien!”, writes Spiked Durian from Singapore.