5 Incredibly Weird Looking Sharks You May Not Know Of

There are over 440 species of sharks in the entire world, and that is only counting what scientists have already found. There may be plenty more that people may not know of, especially down in the depths of the ocean where no one can quite explore as of right now. Some of these sharks that we do know of are already pretty odd looking, like the Hammerhead, but there are plenty more out there that will simply shock you with their appearance. Here are 5 odd looking sharks to explore.

5. Japanese Wobbegong (Orectolobus japonicas)
The Japanese Wobbegong is a ray-like species with flaps of skins, known as barbels, hanging from the mouth. These enable the shark to taste and feel. The Wobbegong is located mostly within the Philippines, and is known as being an efficient hunter.

4. The Goblin Shark
The Goblin Shark is another rare find within the shark world, and may grow up to 13 feet in length. The protruding mouth, which has a jaw that extends out to grab hold of prey, is the biggest notable feature.

3. The Cookie Cutter Shark
The Cookie Cutter Shark has also been called the cigar shark. An adult can weigh around 10 pounds in total, and grows up to 2 feet in length. It received its name from the cookie cutter marks it leaves on larger prey with its mouth.

2. The Whorl Shark
The Whorl Shark was a prehistoric species known because of its unique jaw structure. The lower portion of the jaw was arranged in a spiral, with saw-like teeth that ensured it was devastating against its prey.

1. The Frilled Shark
The Frilled Shark is a unique deep sea species that has been known as a lizard shark on occasion. With thousands of pointy hooked teeth and a slender, snake-like body, the Frilled Shark is a sight to behold.


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