How a prehistoric shark was caught in Portugal Biology

How a prehistoric shark was caught in Portugal

The cape shark discovered by Portuguese researchers lived in the Atlantic Ocean 80 million years ago, so scientists called the find a living fossil. This is reported by Sputnik in an article from 2017.

This marine predator has 300 teeth, and it has been feared by seafarers since ancient times. The length of the prehistoric shark is 1.5 meters, while its movements resemble those of a snake.

Raincoat sharks are very little studied, as they live at great depths. They can be caught in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Australia, New Zealand, Japan.