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Cookie Cutter Shark. By Matt Heiken. What They Are. The Cookie Cutter shark is a slow swimming shark. It has a glowing light in its belly. It is a bioluminescent creature. They are also called the “Cigar Shark” because of its size and shape. It is also sometimes called the

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cookie cutter shark

Cookie Cutter Shark

By Matt Heiken

what they are
What They Are
  • The Cookie Cutter shark is a slow swimming shark. It has a glowing light in its belly. It is a bioluminescent creature.
  • They are also called the “Cigar Shark” because of its size and shape.
  • It is also sometimes called the

“Luminous Shark” because

it is bioluminescent.

where they live
Where They Live
  • They usually live at about around 3,300 meters down from the surface.
  • They are found in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans.
  • They are found in temperate and tropical regions
their hunting and diet
Their Hunting and Diet
  • Cookie Cutter Sharks eat whales and bigger fish.
  • The Cookie Cutter Shark eats by attaching its lips to the animal and then piercing out its teeth and pulling out a circular piece of flesh in a shape of a cookie cutter. That is how it gets it’s name.
the threats to the cookie cutter shark
The Threats to the Cookie Cutter Shark
  • Only bigger sharks eat this animal.
  • Like all marine life, it is also effected by pollution and litter.
  • This animal lives so deep it does not have that many predators.
  • This is not an endangered species

because it is too small to be taken

in by fisheries.

what the cookie cutter shark looks like
What The Cookie Cutter Shark Looks Like
  • When it is full grown it can reach a length of 20 inches.
  • It has big green eyes to help it see.
  • Its belly glows. This is an act of bioluminescence.

This is a picture of a Cookie Cutter Shark that shows all its body parts

interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • Cookie Cutter Sharks have been known to bite and damage the rubber covered parts of submarines.
  • This Shark is harmless to humans and is rarely seen.