Shortfin Mako Shark

Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) is a mackerel shark and belongs to the family Lamnidae.

Size: 3.2-3.8 meters (10.5-12.4 ft.)

Depth: Surface to 350 meter (1,150 ft.)

Habitat: open oceans, temperate and tropical seas, prefers temperatures over 16 °C (61 °F)

Diet: Pelagic cephalopods, bony fish, swordfish, sea turtles and sea birds

Reproduction: Viviparous, gestation period 15-18 months, 4-18 pups, every second year

Sexual maturity: around 1.85-2.75 meter (6.1-9.0 ft.); around 8-18 years of age

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