Rare Megamouth Shark Caught In Japan


Tokyo: An extremely rare Mega-mouth shark was caught on Monday in Japan. This shark is distinctive for its large head with rubbery lips .

According to the TrackingSharks.com, this scary-looking fish, almost five metres in length, was caught at Mie Prefecture, a few miles away from the Owase Port in Japan.

Megamouth sharks feed on planktons and swims with its mouth wide open. This is why this shark derives such a name. They are so rare that only 61 such sharks is known to have been caught or sighted as of April 2015.

According to Yahoo Australia, this huge fish was purchased by a local fishmonger.