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'Ninja Lanternshark' Discovered Off Pacific Coast Of Central America

You can thank creative kids for the new shark's name.

There's a new shark in town called the "Ninja Lanternshark," which definitely has more of a ring than it's previous name Etmopterus benchleyi. As if sharks needed to be even more frightening, this new species can maneuver without showing it's shadow... sort of.

The shark has less light reflecting body parts than many other deep water creatures making it harder for it's prey to detect, GeoBeats reports in the video above.

The discovery was announced just over a week ago and according to the National Post, the sharks new name was outsourced to the young cousins of Vicky Vásquez, lead author of the study.

“We don’t know a lot about lanternsharks. They don’t get much recognition compared to a great white,” Vásquez told Hakai Magazine. “So when it came to this shark I wanted to give it an interesting story.”

Watch the video above to find out more.

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