THE mystery behind the bizarre creature pulled from the ocean earlier this week has been solved.
The pink and white animal with alien-esque eyes caught off the cost of Cabo, Mexico, sparked a debate about the identity of the sea creature, reports The Sun.
Experts have now confirmed that the ‘alien fish’ is an albino swell shark.
Pisces Sportfishing Fleet, who shared the photo on their Facebook page on Tuesday, wrote: “Alien fish mystery solved — After studying the photos, the experts agree that the strange fish is an albino swell shark — still alive and well!”
The photos originated from Jaime Rendon, Captain of Dr Pescado, whose client caught the bizarre-looking creature approximately one mile off the shore in 370ft-deep water.
Although the critter has the skin and three rows of small teeth, like sharks, some of its other features cast doubt over the identity of the specimen.
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