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Prehistoric shark from 80 million years ago caught off the coast of Portugal - video

Scientists working on the Algarve project have caught an unusual prehistoric shark off the coast of Portugal. Researchers from the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, working on the issue of minimising unwanted catch in commercial fisheries, have come across one of the very rare and oldest species on the planet. The ray – chlamida
Published: January 9, 2018 - 08:16
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 16:19
Prehistoric shark from 80 million years ago caught off the coast of Portugal – video

Scientists working on the Algarve project have caught an unusual prehistoric shark off the coast of Portugal. Researchers from the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, working on the issue of minimising unwanted catch in commercial fisheries, have come across one of the very rare and oldest species on the planet.

The ray – chlamida – is a primitive shark from the family of rays, which dates back to 80 million years ago. The animal is characterised by its incredible appearance and the fact that it has more than 300 teeth!

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Caught off the southern coast of Portugal, the male measures 1.5 metres long and was caught at a depth of 700 metres, near Portimão.

This species is extremely rare and usually inhabits oceanic depths. Although its range is very wide and representatives of this species have been encountered at depths of 120 – 1500 metres, this is very sporadic.

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Because of this, this unusual and very rare prehistoric creature still remains almost unexplored and we know very little about it.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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