Posted on Sunday, 16 October, 2011 | 12 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: Marcela Bejarano-Ãlvarez
A shark fetus with only one eye has been found inside a pregnant dusky shark off the Gulf of California.
Cyclops sharks are extremely rare and the result of a condition known as cyclopia, which results in just a single eye in the middle of the forehead and which can occur in other species as well including humans.
"The 22-inch-long (56-centimeter-long) fetus has a single, functioning eye at the front of its headthe hallmark of a congenital condition called cyclopia, which occurs in several animal species, including humans."