WoRMS taxon details

Isistius brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

215612  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:215612)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Feeds on large squids, gonostomatids, crustaceans, and may also bite circular plugs of tissue from large pelagic animals...  
Description Feeds on large squids, gonostomatids, crustaceans, and may also bite circular plugs of tissue from large pelagic animals (wahoo, tuna, billfishes, cetaceans etc.) (Ref. 6577).Travels long vertical distances in excess of 2000 to 3000 m on a diel cycle. Presumably ovoviviparous. Tooth replacement: teeth are shed as a complete unit. Interconnection at the bases of individual tooth allows a whole row of teeth to move if one tooth is touched. This shark is reported to radiate light for as long as three hours after its death. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Isistius brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=215612 on 2018-11-16
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2001-12-26 19:35:45Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Feeds on large squids, gonostomatids, crustaceans, and may also bite circular plugs of tissue from large pelagic animals (wahoo, tuna, billfishes, cetaceans etc.) (Ref. 6577).Travels long vertical distances in excess of 2000 to 3000 m on a diel cycle. Presumably ovoviviparous. Tooth replacement: teeth are shed as a complete unit. Interconnection at the bases of individual tooth allows a whole row of teeth to move if one tooth is touched. This shark is reported to radiate light for as long as three hours after its death. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
 

LanguageName 
English cookie-cutter sharkcookiecutter shark  [details]
French squalelet féroce  [details]
Japanese ダルマザメ  [details]
Spanish tiburón cigarro  [details]