THIS deep sea monster sent people running for their lives when it was reeled in on a Taiwanese beach.
The 12ft yellow ribbonfish reportedly sparked tsunami panic because of its size.
The species is normally found only in deep waters, but was hooked on a line off the coast of Miaoli, in north west Taiwan.
Fisherman Xie Lu said: "People started packing up to leave. They thought some kind of terrible earthquake was coming and they began to flee."
Experts believe the fish may have been forced out of its natural habitat by the aftershocks following Japan's devastating earthquake.