Galeus melastomus

Galeus melastomus

30-08-2020Ultima Hora

A shark with no skin or teeth has been discovered in the waters of Sardinia by Scientists from the University of Cagliari.

It’s a specimen of blackbird, called Galeus melastomus and Italian biologists are stunned that it was able to survive without skin and teeth. It was found swimming at a depth of 500 metres off the coast of Italy.

One theory is that environmental issues caused by humans, rising temperatures in the Mediterranean and increasing acidity may have caused the animal to lose its skin.

Another hypothesis is that the animal's condition was congenital, but researchers are still investigating the mystery of the skinless shark and have published their findings in the journal, Fish Biology.

Comments

The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.com.

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted');

mallorcadailybulletin.com - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.

Warning

Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.