An alien looking fish with an extendable jaw was found in the Pacific Ocean and it has left people from all over the world a bit baffled.
Users on Reddit were left horrified after a user shared a picture of a viper shark, which resembles a lot with the terrifying xenomorph from Ridley Scott’s Alien movie franchise.
Viper Sharks are found in the Pacific Ocean and the thing with hem is that they have an extendible jaw, which is used to impale smaller fishes.
The jaw kills the fish first and the extendable jaw is used to eat the animal in whole.
Pacific Shark Research Centre program director Dr Dave Ebert said that the viper shark is one of the most fascinating sharks that there are right now.
Dr. Ebert added:
It sort of reminds me of a lantern shark that has undergone some kind of diabolical experiment! It is definitely a bizarre-looking shark!
The viper shark is a rare species of dogfish shark in the family Etmopteridae, and the only extant member of its genus.
The viper shark is found in deep waters of the Pacific Ocean off southern Japan, the Bonin Islands, Pacific Ocean off northern Taitung County and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.