Ten Weirdest Life-forms of 2011

An extremely rare cyclops shark, recently confirmed in Mexico, is one of the ten oddest life-forms found in 2011.

The 22-inch-long (56-centimeter-long) fetus has a single, functioning eye at the front of its head. The eye is a hallmark of a congenital condition called cyclopia, which occurs in several animal species, including humans.

Scientists have documented cyclops shark embryos a few times before. The fact that none have been caught outside the womb suggests cyclops sharks don’t survive long in the wild.

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