A very strange fish has been caught in Arctic waters in northern Canada. After a series of disputes and assumptions, scientists have come to the conclusion that in the Davis Strait, located in the province of Nunavut, they came across a unique long-nosed chimera.
Deep-sea fish of this species have a long nose, a huge terrible jaw, and poisonous spines are located on their dorsal fins. Researchers, who initially thought they had discovered a creature that looked like a goblin shark, said that the long-nosed chimera lives in the depths and rarely falls into the hands of people.
“If you go down to a depth of two thousand meters, then, most likely, you can find a large number of unique long-nosed chimeras. We just don't know about it,”researcher Nigel Hussey from the Public University of Windsor (Canada) quoted the Daily Mail. According to him, the previous and only time long-nosed chimera was caught in the waters of the Hudson Strait.
Like all chimeras, long-nosed representatives of this species are relatives of sharks, which separated into their subspecies about 400 million ago. These fish reach up to 1 m in length and live at a depth of up to 2.5 kilometers.