The shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, ("sharp nose") is a large shark of the Lamnidae family.
Shortfin makos are renowned for their speed and their ability to leap out of the water.
Mako sharks have a better hydrodynamic shape than all other sharks, and this, combined with the lamnidae's typical high aerobic muscle mass, reflects in the spectacular speed and agility of both the longfin and shortfin sharks
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