About Shortfin mako

The shortfin mako shark /ˈmɑːkoʊ/ (Isurus oxyrinchus), also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark, is a large mackerel shark. It is commonly referred to as the mako shark, as is the longfin mako shark (Isurus paucus)

Additional info

Salinity Marine
Depth Up to 750 meters
Length 445 cm
Max Weight 505 cm
Red List Vulnerable
Threat to Human Traumatogenic

Known names


Isuropsis dekayi, Isuropsis glaucus, Isuropsis mako, Isurus africanus, Isurus bideni, Isurus cepedii, Isurus glaucus, Isurus guentheri, Isurus mako, Isurus oxyrhincus, Isurus oxyrhynchus, Isurus spallanzani, Isurus tigris, Lamna glauca, Lamna guentheri, Lamna huidobrii, Lamna latro, Lamna oxyrhina, Oxyrhina glauca, Oxyrhina gomphodon, Carcharias tigris, Squalus cepedii

Local names
Albania Peshkagen tonil, Peshkaqen tonil, Peshkaqen turishkurtër
Red List Status

Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) is an important target species, a bycatch in tuna and billfish longline and driftnet fisheries, particularly in high-seas fisheries, and is an important coastal recreational species. Most catches are inadequately recorded and underestimated and landings data do not reflect numbers finned and discarded at sea.

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