Animalia > Chordata > Elasmobranchii > Lamniformes > Lamnidae > Isurus > Isurus paucus

Isurus paucus (Long-fin mako; Longfinned mako shark; Longfin mako)

Synonyms: Isurus alatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The longfin mako shark (Isurus paucus) is a species of mackerel shark in the family Lamnidae, with a probable worldwide distribution in temperate and tropical waters. An uncommon species, it is typically lumped together under the name "mako" with its better-known relative, the shortfin mako shark (I. oxyrinchus). The longfin mako is a pelagic species found in moderately deep water, having been reported to a depth of 220 m (720 ft). Growing to a maximum length of 4.3 m (14 ft), the slimmer build and long, broad pectoral fins of this shark suggest that it is a slower and less active swimmer than the shortfin mako.
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)[2]
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)[2]
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Brazil; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Hawaii (USA); Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Western; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Japan; Kiribati; Kuroshio Current; Liberia; Madagascar; Mauritania; Morocco; Nicaragua; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; Portugal; South Africa; South China Sea; Spain; Taiwan; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Gulf Stream and Florida, USA; also Cuba. Reported from southern Brazil (Ref. 13574). Eastern Atlantic: Guinea, Ghana. Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar. Pacific Ocean: Taiwan, near Phoenix Island, and north of Hawaii (Ref. 13574).; Western Sahara; Yellow Sea;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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