No, I will not be showing these pictures to my 6 year-old son Dylan in order to avoid possible nightmares. This is he frilled shark who's ancestors could date back as far as 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious and, it's one of the rarest animal's on our planet today.

If this is the first time you've seen one of these, you must be a little creeped out. The frilled shark has rows and rows of needle-like teeth in a giant gaping mouth and it's safe to safe, what-ever goes in, ain't coming out.

I wouldn't worry about coming in contact with one as it lives at depths of between several hundred and several thousand feet.

Deep-Sea Fish, Frill Shark Found Alive In Numazu, Japan
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NPR tells us:

They've rarely been seen in their natural environment, and a rare living specimen, caught in Japan in 2007, died soon after it was put in a large seawater pool.

Deep-Sea Fish, Frill Shark Found Alive In Numazu, Japan
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I'm betting that something like this will be the subject a horror movie, or perhaps it already has been...it's the scariest looking creature I've ever seen.

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