South China cookiecutter shark
|South China cookiecutter shark|
Q. W. Meng, Y. T. Chu & S. Li, 1985
|Range of the South China cookiecutter shark|
Isistius brasiliensis Gaimard & Quoy, 1824
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. Isistius labialis is a synonym of Cookiecutter shark, Isistius brasiliensis.