Cigar shark

The cookiecutter shark , also called the cigar shark, is a species of small dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae.

The Cigar shark lives in the bathypelagic, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 1 - 3700 m environment.

The Red-Finned Cigar Shark should be kept in a large aquarium measuring at least 6 feet in length. These fish travel in schools and thus should be kept in groups of 5 or 6 in the aquarium, meaning the tank must be very spacious. More

The cigar shark (Isistius brasiliensis) is a small, large-eyed predator that lives in deep tropical ocean waters worldwide. More

Red-finned cigar shark; Black fin reef shark; Red-finned triplefin; Cigar wrasse; Red-tailed shark; East african red-finned barb; Red-tailed black shark; Fin whale; Long-fin bannerfish; Shark; Black-finned flyingfish; Fringe-finned trevally; Filament-finned parrotfish; Orange-fin labeo; White-finned flyingfish; Long-finned gurnard; Black-finned gurnard; Black-finned More

cigar shark or luminous shark, is a small rarely-seen dogfish shark. Anatomy and morphology - Cookie-cutters are a small about 50 cm (20 in )shark with a cigar shaped body. More

1824), aka cookie-cutter shark or cigar shark, is a small, deep-water shark named for the cookie-shaped wounds it leaves on larger fish and marine mammals. The cookiecutter has a cylindrical body that reaches up to 50 cm in length. More

centimeter (6 inch) cigar shark to the whale shark, which has the distinction of being the largest fish, at up to 18 meters (60 feet) in length. It may surprise you that about half of the over 370 species of sharks are less than 1 meter (3 feet) when fully grown. More

The Mad Barb, also known as the Red Fin Cigar Shark, is a very active swimmer and is best kept in a long tank with plenty of room to "stretch its fins". They have been known to jump from uncovered aquariums when startled so keep the tank covered at all times. More

photos of Cigar Shark, Cookie-Cutter Shark, Frilled Shark; photo of a Megamouth Shark -eating star of motion pictures, television and nightmares, is losing some of its allure for scientists. More

luminous and cigar shark; these sharks live in all over in deep ocean waters, generally 3,300 feet to 11,500 feet and below. They are small sharks, usually only about 20 inches in length with a body shaped like a cigar. More

Common names

Almindelig cookiecutterhaj in Danish (dansk)
Brasilianvalohai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Cação luminoso in Portuguese (Português)
Cação luminosos in Portuguese (Português)
Cigar shark in English
Cigarrhaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Cookie cutter shark in English
Cookie-cutter shark in English
cookiecutter shark in English
Darumazame in Japanese (日本語)
Isistius brasiliensis in Italian (Italiano)
Kleiner Leuchthai in German (Deutsch)
Koekjessnijder in Dutch (Nederlands)
Luminous shark in English
Ma'o ava ava in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Smalltooth cookiecutter shark in English
Smooth cookiecutter shark in English
Squalelet féroce in French (français)
Tauró cigar in Catalan (Català)
tiburón cigarro in Spanish (español)
Tiburón puro in Spanish (español)
Tidak ada in Bahasa Indonesia
Tollo cigarro in Spanish (español)
ダルマザメ in Japanese (日本語)
巴西达摩鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
巴西達摩鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
雪茄鮫 in Mandarin Chinese
雪茄鲛 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Squaliformes
Family : Dalatiidae
Genus : Isistius
Species : Isistius brasiliensis
Authority : Quoy and Gaimard, 1824