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Mako Shark
Conservation status: Lower risk (nt)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Isurus
Species: oxyrinchus"sharp nose"
Binomial name
Isurus oxyrinchus
Rafinesque, 1810

The Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), commonly called Mako Shark, is a large shark of the Lamnidae family with a full-grown size of 2.75–3.75m (9-12 feet). It usually weighs around 250–700kg (575–1600 pounds) and has a bluish top and a white underside. Although the sexes grow at about the same rate, females are thought to have a longer life span. Females grow larger and weigh more than the males. Makos are renowned for their speed and their ability to leap out of the water. The sharks have an average speed of 22 miles per hour, with a burst speed of up to 60 miles per hour. The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive. ... An image of the Shortfin mako shark taken from http://www. ... Scientific classification - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria Acoelomorpha Orthonectida Rhombozoa ?Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia    Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders see text The Chondrichthyes or cartilaginous fishes are jawed fish with paired fins, paired nostrils, scales, two-chambered hearts, and skeletons made of cartilage. ... Superorders Galeomorpha Batoidea Selachimorpha Elasmobranchii is the subclass of cartilaginous fishes that includes skates, rays and sharks. ... Families Odontaspididae (sand tigers) Mitsukurinidae (goblin shark) Pseudocarchariidae (crocodile shark) Megachasmidae (megamouth shark) Alopiidae (thresher sharks) Cetorhinidae (basking shark) Lamnidae (mackerel sharks) Great Lamniformes is an order of sharks commonly known as the mackerel sharks. ... Lamnidae is a family of sharks. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... C. S. Rafinesque Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (October 22, 1783-September 18, 1840) was a man of considerable talent, a Jack-of-all-trades. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Orders see article text below Sharks are a group (superorder Selachimorpha) of fish, with a full cartilaginous skeleton, a streamlined body plan with between 5 and 7 gill slits along the sides (most often) or side of the head (the first modified slit is behind the eye and called a... Lamnidae is a family of sharks. ... Life span is one of the most important parameters of any living organism. ...

Shortfin Mako Shark

While the name 'Mako' comes from the Maori, this high leaping, boat attacking fish is sought as game worldwide. Some of the largest makos in the world can be found in New England waters. There are two species of mako. The other mako species, the longfin, Isurus paucus, is found farther offshore in the Gulf Stream. Makos were popularized in the movie Deep Blue Sea. File links The following pages link to this file: Mako Shark ... File links The following pages link to this file: Mako Shark ... Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ... Game is any animal hunted for food. ... Modern New England, the six northeastern-most states of the United States, indicated by red The New England region of the United States is located in the northeastern corner of the country. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... Promotional poster for Deep Blue Sea Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 horror / thriller movie, directed by Renny Harlin. ...


The name was also applied to a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette show car, the "Mako Shark" corvette, whose detailing was partly inspired by the look of that very fast fish. 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ... C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at the Memphis Motor Speedway, 2004 The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car first manufactured by Chevrolet in 1953 and is built today exclusively at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ...


The Mako Shark is a yolk-sac viviparous shark, meaning it gives birth to live young who feed of a sac full of yolk in the womb. The gestation period for a Mako Shark is 15-18 months.


External Links

  • MarineBio: Shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus (http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=36)

"Lamniformes." Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia E-Book. (requires license to view)

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Extinct shark species
Megalodon | Cladoselache | Squalicorax

(Note: This template is incomplete. More links will be added as more shark articles are created on Wikipedia) Orders see article text below Sharks are a group (superorder Selachimorpha) of fish, with a full cartilaginous skeleton, a streamlined body plan with between 5 and 7 gill slits along the sides (most often) or side of the head (the first modified slit is behind the eye and called a... Species (16 species, see text) The angel sharks are an unusual group of sharks, with their flattened bodies and broad pectoral fins that give them a strong resemblance to skates and rays. ... Binomial name Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) The Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus), also known as the Bone Shark, is the second largest fish alive, after the Whale Shark. ... Binomial name Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) The Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is a shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. ... Binomial name Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758) The Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is a carcharhinid shark. ... Binomial name Carcharhinus leucas (Müller and Henle, 1839) Bull sharks are common in warm, shallow waters along coasts throughout the world. ... Families Parascyllidae (collared carpet sharks) Brachaeluridae (blind sharks) Orectolobidae (wobbegongs) Hemiscylliidae (bamboo sharks) Ginglymostomatidae (nurse sharks) Stegostomatidae (zebra shark) Rhincodontidae (whale shark) The order Orectolobiformes, also collectively known as the carpet sharks or wobbegongs (in Australia) because most have carpet-like patterned markings, includes a number of familiar types of... Genera Apristurus Asymbolus Atelomycterus Aulohalaelurus Cephaloscyllium Cephalurus Galeus Halaelurus Haplolepharus Holohalaelurus Parmaturus Pentanchus Poroderma Schroederichthys Scyliorhinus The cat sharks or catsharks are a large family (Scyliorhinidae) of sharks, with over 110 species recorded. ... 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Binomial name Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810 The Grey Nurse, Spotted Raggle-Tooth or Sand Tiger is a large shark inhabiting costal waters worldwide, with many different names in different countries in the world. ... Binomial name Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias), also known as White Pointer, White Shark or Amaletz, is an exceptionally large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. ... Species Sphyrna (Sphyrna) lewini Sphyrna (Sphyrna) mokarran Sphyrna (Sphyrna) zygaena Sphyrna (Sphyrna) couardi, Sphyrna (Mesozygaena) corona Sphyrna (Platysqualus) media Sphyrna (Platysqualus) tiburo Sphyrna (Platysqualus) tudes The Hammerhead shark (genus Sphyrna) is a member of the family Sphyrnidae. ... Binomial name Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno and Struhsaker, 1983 The Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios) is an extremely rare and unusual species of shark, first seen in 1976, with 21 specimens having been found as of 2004. ... Binomial names Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788) Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson, 1831) Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum (Günther, 1867) Nurse sharks are cosmopolitan carpet sharks belonging to the family Ginglymostomatidae. ... Binomial name Carcharhinus longimanus (Poey, 1861) The Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. ... The Porbeagle (Lamna nasus) is a large pelagic predatory shark. ... Genera Carcharhinus Galeocerdo Glyphis Isogomphodon Lamiopsis Loxodon Nasolamia Negaprion Prionace Rhizoprionodon Scoliodon Sphyrna Triaenodon The requiem sharks are a family (Carcharhinidae) that includes some of the best-known and most common types of sharks, such as the tiger shark, blue shark, bull shark, and milk shark. ... The river shark is one of 6 rare species of the genus Glyphis. ... Binomial name Carcharhinus plumbeus (Nardo, 1827) The Sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) comes from the Carcharhindae family of sharks, also called requiem sharks. ... Species Pliotrema warreni Pristiophorus cirratus Pristiophorus japonicus Pristiophorus nudipinnis Pristiophorus schroederi The sawsharks or saw sharks are an order (Pristiophoriformes) of sharks bearing long blade-like snouts edged with teeth, which they use to slash and disable their prey. ... Binomial name Carcharias falciformis (Müller & Henle, 1839) The silky shark (Carcharias falciformis) is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. ... Binomial name Somniosus pacificus Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944 The sleeper shark (Somniosus pacificus) is a shark living in waters off Antarctica and is one of two creatures (along with the sperm whale) that hunt giant squid and colossal squid for food, as research on the stomach contents of this shark has... Binomial name Mustelus canis (Mitchill, 1815) The Smooth Dogfish, Mustelus canis General Description Length for the smooth dogfish has been documented as 59 inches (1. ... Species Alopias pelagicus Alopias superciliosus Alopias vulpinus Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiidae. ... Binomial name Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron & Lesueur, 1822) The Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is one of the largest sharks, and is common in the mid-Pacific region. ... Binomial name Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828 The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a large, distinctively marked member of the subclass Elasmobranchii of the class Chondrichthyes. ... Binomial name Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837) The Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) is a shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. ... Families Parascyllidae (collared carpet sharks) Brachaeluridae (blind sharks) Orectolobidae (wobbegongs) Hemiscylliidae (bamboo sharks) Ginglymostomatidae (nurse sharks) Stegostomatidae (zebra shark) Rhincodontidae (whale shark) The order Orectolobiformes, also collectively known as the carpet sharks or wobbegongs (in Australia) because most have carpet-like patterned markings, includes a number of familiar types of... Binomial name Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann, 1783) The Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is a common carpet shark of inshore Indo-Pacific waters notable for its very long caudal fin, nearly as long as its body. ... Binomial name Carcharodon megalodon Agassiz, 1843 The Megalodon or Megatooth shark (Carcharodon megalodon, from ancient Greek, mega + odon, lit. ... Cladoselache is a genus of extinct fish_like shark and is the oldest recognizable shark-like animal. ... Species See text Squalicorax (crow shark) is a genus of extinct lamniform shark known to have lived during the Cretaceous period. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
MAKO SHARK (632 words)
Mako, fl tip, tiger, blue, thresher, spiny dogfish, smooth dogfish, sand, and sandbar are the sharks caught off the Mid-Atlantic coast and typically found in seafood markets throughout the region at various times during the year.
Mako sharks inhabit oceanic tropical and warm, temperate waters in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean.
Yet shark meat can also be skinned and cut into chunks and stir-fried, or you may poach the meat and use it in a salad.
Shortfin mako shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (384 words)
The shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, ("sharp nose") is a large shark of the Lamnidae family.
The closely related longfin mako shark, Isurus paucus, is found in the Gulf Stream or warmer offshore waters.
The shortfin mako shark is a yolk-sac ovoviviparous shark, meaning it gives birth to live young who feed from a sac full of yolk in the womb.
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