First case of synophthalmia and albinism in the Pacific angel sharkPublished online on 12. June 2014
First case of synophthalmia and albinism in the Pacific angel shark Squatina californica
O. Escobar-Sánchez, X. G. Moreno-Sánchez, C. A. Aguilar-Cruz, L. A. Abitia-Cárdenas
The first record in Mexican waters of albinism and synophthalmia (partial cyclopia) in the Pacific angel shark, Squatina californica is presented. Albinism is not lethal, but synophthalmia may cause the death of the individual immediately after birth.
Journal of Fish Biology, Early View Version, DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12412