RW4013-D. Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi) female with scratches and bite marks on and around gills slits. These wounds are from recently mating. During copulation the male bites the female (often on the pectoral fin) to help hold and stabilize her. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean.<br />
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reef shark showing mating wounds
RW4013-D. Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi) female with scratches and bite marks on and around gills slits. These wounds are from recently mating. During copulation the male bites the female (often on the pectoral fin) to help hold and stabilize her. Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean.
Photo Copyright © Brandon Cole. All rights reserved worldwide. www.brandoncole.com

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Date: 19 Jul 2014
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