Image: Swordfish with a Cookiecutter Shark bite
This image shows a Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark wound on the side of a Swordfish. 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 on longline at a depth between 25 m and 30 m, during a 121 day swordfish survey run by IEO (Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia, the Spanish Oceanographic institute) from December 2005 until April 2006. The fish was caught in a region of the Indian Ocean near the Maldive Islands.
Swordfish , Isistius brasiliensis , Isistius plutodus , Xiphias gladius