mako shark


mako shark
Any of certain potentially dangerous sharks (genus Isurus) in the mackerel shark family (Isuridae).

Two species are generally recognized: the Atlantic I. oxyrinchus and the Indo-Pacific I. glaucus. Makos range throughout tropical and temperate seas. Blue-gray, with a white belly, they are about 13 ft (4 m) long and weigh about 1,000 lbs (450 kg). They prey on fishes such as herring, mackerel, and swordfish. Outstanding game fish, they are prized for their fighting qualities and their spectacular repeated leaps out of the water.

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 any of two species of swift, active, potentially dangerous sharks of the mackerel shark family, Isuridae. The shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) is found in all tropical and temperate seas, and the longfin mako (I. paucus) is scattered worldwide in tropical seas.

      Mako sharks, also known as sharp-nosed mackerel sharks and (in Australia) blue pointers, range throughout tropical and temperate seas. They are streamlined and relatively slender, with pointed snouts, crescent-shaped tails, and long, slender teeth. They are blue gray, appearing deep blue in the water, with contrasting white bellies. They grow to a length and weight of about 4 metres (13 feet) and 450 kilograms (1,000 pounds). Mako sharks prey on fishes, such as herring, mackerel, and swordfish, and on small cetaceans. They are outstanding food and game fish, prized for their fighting qualities and repeated leaps out of the water.

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