South China cookiecutter shark
|South China cookiecutter shark|
Q. W. Meng, Y. T. Zhu & S. Li, 1985
|Range of the South China cookiecutter shark|
The South China cookiecutter shark (Isistius labialis) is a species of dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae, found in the South China Sea at depths down to 520 m (1,700 ft). It is named from its feeding style which often creates perfect "cookie-cutter" shaped plugs in the skin of large marine mammals and large sharks.