The Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) - A rare, poorly understood deep-sea shark. A "living fossil", it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae,125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout. It is usually between 3 and 4 m (10 and 13 ft). Goblin sharks inhabit upper continental slopes, submarine canyons, and seamounts throughout the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft).
The Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare, poorly understood species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a "living fossil", it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. It is usually between 3 and 4 m (10 and 13 ft) long when mature, though it can grow considerably larger...
GOBLIN SHARK Mitsukurina owstoni, also known as the goblin shark, doesn't look like any shark you've seen before. These deep sea denizens can grow up to 13 feet and have a pinkish-gray coloration and a long, flattened snout. Fewer than 50 goblin shark specimens have been found. (One shark, captured alive in 2007, was exhibited at an aquarium in Japan for a short time before it died.) Lives at depths from 130 feet to 4,265 feet
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