Image: Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark teeth

Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark teeth

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

Photographer:
Michael Miller
Rights:
© Michael Miller

Notes

The small pointed teeth in the upper jaw and large triangular teeth in the lower jaw allow the fish to 'carve' out pieces of muscle from its prey.

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Tags Isistius brasiliensis, Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark, Dalatiidae, fishes, ichthyology, teeth, marine,