Local Mutant Shark ID Help, no pic

Was at IOP and caught the usual 3’ sharpnose. Grey… Some whites spots on the back nothing unusual. Then I noticed the shark had two different types of eyes. One eye was the yellowish eye with a vertical pupil like I am used to seeing on sharks. But the other was a white eye with a huge black round pupil.

Maybe blind in one eye?

Bob Van Gundy
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Bob makes a good guess!! Some pics would certainly help as well

Fishing Nerd

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Blind, and maybe with a torn iris? That might be why the pupil is so big. But that wouldn’t explain the white part instead of being yellow.

Anything that pulls drag, right?


It was definitely not an injury. The round pupil was very well defined (iris and all) and unmistakably a potentially working eye. I figured this must be common so I didn’t take a picture. Then after searching the web, found no reports of this. I believe the shark had the eye of a sharpnose, the other eye of a blacktip. This is a close enough match to what I saw:

Eye 1: https://www.arkive.org/blacktip-reef-shark/carcharhinus-melanopterus/image-G59794.html
Eye 2: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Heptranchias_perlo_head.jpg/264px-Heptranchias_perlo_head.jpg

I knew a girl that had 6 toes on 1 foot

Hmm. Could it be that the pupils were just dilated? I’m not really sure, just throwing ideas around.

Anything that pulls drag, right?


nope. wish I took a pic.

Sharks bite each other when breeding and also try to eat each other. I caught a sandbar shark that had the exact eye your talking abouy and a bite scar on its head with teeth marks going right to the eye.

I knew a girl that had one eye looking at you and the other looking to the left, took her deer hunting. She had the eye for it

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