A strange baby shark with both cyclopia and albinism left fisherman baffled after they found the creature dead inside another shark off the coast of Maluku Province, Indonesia.
Fishermen in Indonesia was astounded after discovering a baby cyclops shark that also had albinism. The group made the shocking discovery inside of another shark that had unfortunately died after becoming caught in their nets.
When the fisherman decided to cut open and gut the adult shark they had found a rather strange looking pup waiting inside. The baby shark was completely white and had just one eye, located in the centre of its head just like a cyclops.
29-year-old Andy spoke to Yahoo News Australia stating that the shark trapped in the net was most likely pregnant:
We found three babies inside its stomach, but one of them looked strange with only one eye. Its colour was strange too, like milk.
The tinyshark was found dead but its little fins had already begun to form. The boat crew reported the incident to the local marine office.
The shark pup had a condition known as cyclopia, a birth defect that can cause the embryo to form only one eye. The baby shark also suffered from albinism, a condition that causes a lack of melanin production and pigment in the skin.