Image: Fish with Cookiecutter Shark wounds

Fish with Cookiecutter Shark wounds

The image shows Cookiecutter Shark wounds on the side of a fish, probably a trevally. The Cookiecutter Shark is named after the cookie-shaped wounds that it leaves on the bodies of its prey.

Marta Eusebio
© Marta Eusebio


The fish was caught during a 121 day swordfish survey run by IEO (Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia, the Spanish Oceanographic institute) from December 2005 until April 2006. It was caught in a region of the Indian Ocean near the Maldive Islands.

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Tags Isistius brasiliensis, Isistius plutodus, Fishes, Ichthyology, Cookiecutter Shark, Dalatiidae, trevally, Carangidae,