Genus Isistius


A genus of kitefin sharks with three species, two of which are found in Australian waters.

Author: Bray, D.J. 2018

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Isistius in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jul 2022,


de Figueiredo Petean, F. & de Carvalho M.R. 2018. Comparative morphology and systematics of the cookiecutter sharks, genus Isistius Gill (1864) (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Dalatiidae). PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201913. access

Honebrink, R., R. Buch, P. Galpin & G.H. Burgess. 2011. First documented attack on a live human by a Cookiecutter Shark (Squaliformes, Dalatiidae: Isistius sp.) Pacific Science 65(3): 365-374.