The Goblin Shark

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The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare, poorly known species of deep-sea shark.

This species looks unlike any other shark, with a long flattened snout, highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth, and pink coloration.

The common name “goblin shark” is a translation of its old Japanese name tenguzame, a tengu being a Japanese mythical creature often depicted with a long nose and red face.

Continuing today’s string of numbingly distressing creations of evolution…meet the Goblin Shark.

Via Wikipedia.

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