Scientists are calling it a shark, but a new species of recently discovered in Indonesia doesn’t exactly move like you’d expect a shark to move. Instead of swimming, it walks, using its fins as legs and feet.
First spotted in 2008, it was only recently designated as a new species and named Hemiscyllium halmahera. This is the ninth known species of walking shark. All of the species live in shallow waters around Indonesia. This new species was first spotted off Halmahera, a remote Indonesian island. It preys on smaller fish and crustaceans.