MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A rarely seen sea creature that normally lives at the depths of the ocean has been snagged by Captain Mark Quartiano, better known as Mark the Shark.

The odd-looking creature was caught off Miami Beach. According to Quarantino, who posted the photograph in his Instagram account over the weekend, the huge beast is a Dactylobatus clarkii or Hookskate.

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Mark the Shark told CBSMiami.com that he caught the monster in local waters while shooting a series of shows for a Japanese television network.

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The beast was captured, tagged and released back into the ocean.

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Very little is known about the Hookskate. It mostly inhabits muddy bottoms of the continental slope at depths of 1,000 feet in the western central and southwest Atlantic.