❃ The goblin shark is elusive creature that typically inhabits the deep waters off the coast of Japan. This strange-looking fish is characterized by its long, flat snout, which is lined with sharp teeth.
❃ It has been known to grow up to 12 feet in length, and its pinkish-gray skin is covered with small white spots. In addition to its distinctive appearance, the goblin shark is also notable for its unique feeding habits.
❃ While most sharks use their mouths to suction prey into their throat, the goblin shark uses a protruding tongue to snag food. Once its tongue latches onto something, the goblin shark quickly retracts its head, drawing the prey into its mouth. This type of feeding is known as “slingshot feeding,” and it allows the goblin shark to surprise and capture unsuspecting prey.