Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PHOTO: Viper Dogfish Caught off Coast of Taiwan

Viper Dogfish - Sputnik, Intl.
Viper Dogfish - Sputnik, Int'l.
First discovered in 1986 and not revealed to the public until 1990, the Viper Dogfish (or Trigonognathus kabeyai) is a rare, deep-sea shark rarely seen by Man.  Not much is known about the species, but it reportedly poses little threat to humans despite its fearsome appearance, as crustaceans and bony fishes comprise its diet.

Earth Touch News revealed the find on January 13th, 2018, and the report was picked-up by Sputnik International.  Specimen have been acquired off the coasts of Japan and Hawaii, as well.

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