Image: Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark caught off Fiji

Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark caught off Fiji

A Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark caught in an Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl, east of Fiji, March 2013.

Photographer:
Michael Miller
Rights:
© Michael Miller

Notes

 Note the dark-pigmented band crossing the lower surface behind the head, which plays a part in the fishes feeding strategy.

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Tags Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark, Isistius brasiliensis, Dalatiidae, fishes, ichthyology, marine, small, brown,