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Shortfin mako

Order Lamniformes
Family Lamnidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton more or less calcified but nor ossified. Leathery and dry skin. Hydronimanic body with the mouth in the ventral position and teeth in both jaws. It doesn´t present nictitating membrane. Caudal fin almost symmetrical, crescent-shaped. Very similar to the shark. It can weigh up to 500 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
SMA
Specie
Isurus oxyrinchus
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Makrelenhai
France Taupe
Italy Squalo mako
Portugal Tubarão anequim
United Kingdom Shortfin mako
Japan Aozame
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