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Cookie Cutter Shark SharkWeekLimited
Cookie cutter shark single
Details
Lvl req. 47
Type Shark Week
Area Shark beach
Shop / Animal
Cost Coins2 2.000.000
Gain Veteran/ Cookie cutter shark single {{{GainVeteran}}}
Gain 09.2011/ Cookie cutter shark single Coins2 6.000
XP 600
Every 18 hours
Breeding / Animal
Parent1 --
Parent2 --
Cost Coins2 2.000.000
in 8 hours
Instant Zoo bucks 20/20
Reward for completing a Family
Family XP 600
Family Gain Coins2 20.000
Crossbreeding / Animal
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Result1 --
X-Cost1 --
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Collections
Collections Troubled Waters

The Cookie Cutter Shark is a part of the Shark Week themed collection.

Cookie cutter shark modal

The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis), also called the cigar shark, is a species of small dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae. This shark occurs in warm, oceanic waters worldwide, particularly near islands, and has been recorded from as deep as 3.7 km (2.3 mi). It migrates vertically up to 3 km (1.9 mi) every day, approaching the surface at dusk and descending with the dawn. Reaching only 42–56 cm (17–22 in) in length, the cookiecutter shark has a long, cylindrical body with a short, blunt snout, large eyes, two tiny spineless dorsal fins, and a large caudal fin. It is dark brown in color, with light-emitting photophores covering its underside except for a dark "collar" around its throat and gill slits.

The name "cookiecutter shark" refers to its feeding habit of gouging round plugs, like a cookie cutter, out of larger animals. Marks made by cookiecutter sharks have been found on a wide variety of marine mammals and fishes, as well as on submarines, undersea cables, and even human bodies. It also consumes whole smaller prey such as squid. Cookiecutter sharks have adaptations for hovering in the water column and likely rely on stealth and subterfuge to capture more active prey. Its dark collar seems to mimic the silhouette of a small fish, while the rest of its body blends into the downwelling light via its ventral photophores. When a would-be predator approaches the lure, the shark attaches itself using its suctorial lips and specialized pharynx and neatly excises a chunk of flesh using its bandsaw-like set of lower teeth. This species has been known to travel in schools.