In Taiwan caught a shark, similar to the “Alien”
MOSCOW, 13 Jan — RIA Novosti. Representatives of the Taiwan research Institute of fisheries caught in the waters of the Pacific ocean, 5 species rare species sharks “vipers” (Trigonognathus kabeyai). It is reported by Science Alert.
These sharks were discovered in the 80s of the last century, and first described in 1990-m to year. Since then they have only a few times across scientists, so they remain poorly understood, according to the portal.
Awww look at their slimy faces.https://t.co/vIefeFwRvO
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“Sharks-vipers” live in the North-Western part of the ocean, the day prefer to stay at depths of from 270 to 360 metres, and at night rise to the surface of the water. Size Trigonognathus kabeyai reach 54 inches and 0.75 kilograms.
It is noted that this type of fish is unlikely to represent a threat to humans — their diet consists of crustaceans and bony fish.
Despite this, some users have compared the shark with “Stranger” from the eponymous film by Ridley Scott. “It’s something out of nightmares. Just like from the movie “Alien”!” writes Spiked Durian from Singapore.