Nature & Environment
Rare 'cyclops' shark found
By T.K. Randall
October 16, 2011 · 11 comments
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.
Source: National Geographic
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