Possible Mesonychoteuthis sucker marks on an antarctic sleeper shark

The squid which caused this scars was obviously not a very big one, but as there are really only quite few photos of sucker scars on whales online, I still found this noteworthy.
There seems to be some other sucker scars, especially around the mouth, and perhaps some bigger ones in the throat area, the ones I circled red are the best visible ones.


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The two cuts which looks like 66 (it seems they get numbers cut in the head, as I´ve seen other ones with other numbers at this part of the head) are of course man-made. But at the very same skin area is also a horizontal double row of clear sucker marks.

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