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The Short Fin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) can grow to lengths of 396cm.

Identification[]

Upper body surface cobalt blue with a white underside. Has a single longitudinal keel on the side of the tail root.

Breeding[]

Ovoviviparous (live bearing) Litter size between 2 to 4 pups - 92cm at birth. It is believed female Mako Sharks are mature at a length of 240 to 280cm and males at 240cm

Habitat[]

Seldom found in waters below 160C, usually at least 180C. Found from the upper layers down to a possible maximum depth of 150m, though oceanic in nature.

Food[]

Primarily pelagic fish, Tunas, Mackerels and Squid.

Range[]

Found in most tropical and temperate waters and when encountered off our coast (South West - Cornwall) it is believed to be following warm water currents.

Additional Notes[]

Weight potential in excess of 1000lbs, thought to be capable of speeds of 50 knots.

References[]

The Aquarium Project

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