The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare species of deep-sea shark.
Sometimes called a "living fossil", it is the only extant representative of the family
The goblin shark, discovered in the late 19th century, was named for its "creepy"
appearance. Its long, flat snout works like a metal detector.
Goblin sharks aren't often seen and so some people believe they are very low in
numbers. Yet they aren't on protective lists as it isn't known for sure.
Feb 18, 2010 ... The once thought to be extinct species of Deep Water Shark, The Goblin Shark,
In Hi def, Hi Speed, Slow Mo Footage shot in Tokyo Bay for a ...
Find out what's known about Goblin Sharks, Mitsukurina owstoni, Elasmobranchii
, Lamniformes, Mitsukurinidae, including their world range and habitats, ...
By any standard, the Goblin Shark is a bizarre creature. Growing to a length of
over 10 feet (3 metres), it has a soft, flabby body, is colored bubblegum pink, and
Oct 18, 2013 ... The mysterious goblin shark sports a jaw that pretty much looks like it's trying to
escape from the animal's face.
Mitsukurina owstoni, the living Goblin Shark, or Elfin Shark, is a very rare shark to
catch. Less than 50 specimens have been officially recorded and described, ...
The Goblin Shark's most conspicuous physical features are the long snout (called
a rostrum) and the teeth. The rostrum is covered with special organs that help ...
In April 2003 an exceptionally large number of goblin sharks (reportedly 100 to
300) were captured off northwest Taiwan, an area they had been previously ...