Scary creatures October 9, 2019-Ninja Lantern Shark
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Started by metmike - Oct. 9, 2019, midnight

Ninja Lantern Shark

  • Latin name: Etmopterus benchleyi
  • Scary feature: Stealthy hunting behavior
  • Range: Pacific Coast of Central America
  • Size: Length: Up to 20 inches
  • Diet: Shrimp and small fish

The sleek, black ninja lantern shark is among the ocean’s scary animals because it lurks through the deep, dark water sneaking up on its prey.

It produces a faint glow that deceives its prey into thinking it to be light penetrating the water.

Another cool thing about this shark is that its scientific name, Etmopterus benchleyi, is after the Jaws novelist, Peter Benchley.

By metmike - Oct. 9, 2019, 12:04 a.m.
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By metmike - Oct. 9, 2019, 12:05 a.m.
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