At about 6 feet in length, it’s not among the largest sharks in the seas. It looks more like an eel. But it’s got many more teeth than most sharks, 25 rows of them for a total of 300. By contrast, the great white shark has 50 teeth.
The shark was offered to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, but was declined because they already had a specimen. Simon Boag, from the South East Trawl Fishing Association told ABC: “We couldn’t find a fisherman who had ever seen one before. … It looks prehistoric, it looks like it’s from another time.”