A 19-year-old angler caught an odd-looking “Dinosaur-Like” fish off the coast of Norway.
A guide for the fishing company Nordic Sea Angling, Oscar Lundahl nearly jumped when he first saw the fish he caught.
The bizarre-looking creature had big-bulging eyes and in comparison, had a tiny body.
According to a report by Metro, Oscar was looking for a blue halibut near Andoya Island but found the alien-like fish.
“We were looking for blue halibut which is a rare species about five miles offshore,” Oscar said.
“I had four hooks on one line and felt something quite big on the end of it. It took me about 30 minutes to reel it in,” Oscar added.
Describing his catch as “a bit dinosaur-like” fish, Mr Oscar said that he had never seen anything like it before.
Take a look at the fish below:
Actually, the fish is a ratfish, a relative of the shark that dates back 300 million years, reports The Sun.
Chimaeras Monstrosa Linnaeus is a Latin name derived from a Greek mythical monster that had the tail of a dragon and head of a lion.
Ratfish are rarely caught and live deep in the water.
Moreover, it is believed that their huge eyes are to help them see in the dark.
This is, however, not the first time that a weird sea creature has been found.
A few weeks ago, a woman in New York found a bizarre two-mouthed fish when she reeled in her catch on Lake Champlain in North America.
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