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This Newly Discovered Shark Has Enormous Eyes And An Interesting Name

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Just in time for Shark Week, scientists have identified a new species of dogfish shark. The Squalus clarkae resides in deep waters, has strikingly large eyes, and takes its name from the famous marine biologist Eugenie Clark, aka “The Shark Lady.”

According to research published in Zootaxa, the Squalus clarkae is a dogfish native to the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean. Dogfish are much smaller than great white sharks or hammerheads, typically running about two to three feet in length. This particular dogfish has enormous eyes, which is why some people are calling it an “anime character” or “anime shark.