This may be one of the ugliest creatures on earth

Carl Moore, NBC News

Carl Moore, NBC News

It was the rarest – and “ugliest” – catch a Georgia shrimp captain said he’s ever made.

Captain Carl Moore was working about 10 miles off the coast of Key west, Fla., last month when he cast his net into gulf waters – and discovered a fearsome finned creature known as the goblin shark.

The species of deep-sea shark was last recorded by ocean researchers in 2000.

Goblins are identified by their flat, elongated snouts that point off from the tops of their heads.

Their mouths open up to reveal razor-sharp teeth resembling the creatures in the sci-fi film, “Alien.”