Mysterious sea shark with bulging eyes and bizarre teeth stuns fishermen [Photo]

A fisherman in Australia was stunned after catching a mysterious deep-sea shark with bulging eyes and teeth. The Sydney man posted a picture of the bizarre creature and it has since gone viral.

The unusual discovery was made by Trapman Bermagui, who claimed to have caught the sea shark from a depth of 650 meters underwater.

“The face of a rough deep-sea shark. All the way from 650m,” Bermagui captioned his post, which has garnered more than 1.5k likes since it was shared on his Facebook page on Monday.

Many online users said the sea creature looked prehistoric.

“The deep sea is another planet down there. Wild looking creatures,” one person commented.

Although it is not known what species the sea creature belonged to, the photo has piqued viewers’ curiosity. Some users said they believed it to be a cookie cutter shark, a species of shark known to use its razor-sharp lower teeth to inflict cookie-shaped wounds on the bodies of larger animals.

However, Bermagui refuted the claims by posting a picture of a cookie cutter shark. “It’s the mouth of a cutter shark. The one in the picture was different than this one. He was also about 15 kg and 5 feet long,” he said.

Some experts believe it to be a roughskin dogfish known as Centroscymnus owstonii. “During my deep-sea research, we caught some of these in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. They’re in the Somniosidae family, the sleeper sharks, the same family as the bowhead shark, but obviously a much smaller species,” Dean Grubbs, associate director of research at Florida State University’s Coastal and Marine Laboratory, told the NY Post.

However, Grubbs added that dogfish were more common in debts between 2,400 and 3,800 feet, much deeper than where Bermagui reportedly caught them.

Another marine expert, Christopher Lowe, director of California State University at Long Beach’s Shark Lab, said it could be a deep-sea kitefin shark.

“Looks to me like a deep water kite shark well known in the waters off Australia. However, we are constantly discovering new species of deepwater sharks, and many look very similar,” Lowe said. Mysterious sea shark with bulging eyes and bizarre teeth stuns fishermen [Photo]

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