New species of shark squirts clouds of light

  1. Scientists have discovered a tiny shark in the Gulf of Mexico with mysterious pouches near its front fins.
  2. The shark has been named as American pocket shark.It’s scientific name is Mollisquama mississippiensis.
  3. The shark uses the pouches to squirt little glowing clouds into the ocean. It’s only the third shark species out of more than 500 that may squirt luminous liquid.
  4. The other two are the previously known pocket shark and the taillight shark which has a similar gland near its tail.
  5. The shark also has clusters of light-emitting cells dotted on its belly.The luminescence might conceal the shark from predators.