Fisherman Nabs Cyclops Shark

But creature likely wouldn't have survived outside of womb

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 18, 2011 1:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – I've got my eye on you, cyclops shark. But you appear to be the real thing—or so say experts who have examined the one-eyed creature cut from the belly of a pregnant shark hooked out of the Gulf of California on a sport fishing expedition. "This is extremely rare," said shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana. "As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded." The sharklet likely would not have survived outside of the womb, scientists tell MSNBC. (An in other unusual animal news...)

This 'cyclops shark' was cut from the belly of a pregnant shark fished out of the Gulf of California.
This 'cyclops shark' was cut from the belly of a pregnant shark fished out of the Gulf of California.   (MysteryHistorydotTV)
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