Fisherman gets shock as he reels in “dinosaur-like” fish with huge eyes (photo)

“It was pretty amazing. I have never seen anything like it before. It just looked weird, a bit dinosaur-like”

An angler had a big surprise when he accidentally reeled in a “weird, dinosaur-like” fish.

Oscar Lundahl is believed to have nearly jumped out of his boat when he saw on the end of his line the strange-looking species with large, bulbous eyes.

It turned out the creature was a ratfish, which lives in deep water and is distantly related to sharks.

It is harmless to humans and gets its name from its long, thin tail that some scientists in the past believed resembled a rat’s.

The ratfish’s large eyes help in the dark as they reflect light like those of cats.

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