10 Of The Worlds Scariest Sharks

7- Shortfin mako shark

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The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark, is a large mackerel shark. It is commonly referred to as the mako shark, as is the longfin mako shark (Isurus paucus).

The shortfin mako shark is a fairly large species of shark. An average adult specimen measures around 3.2 m (10 ft) in length and weigh from 60–135 kg (132–298 lb). The species is sexually dimorphic, with females typically larger than males. The largest shortfin mako shark taken on hook-and-line was 600 kg (1,300 lb), caught off the coast of California on June 3, 2013. Larger specimens are known, with a few large, mature females exceeding a length of 3.8 m (12 ft) and a weight of 570 kg (1,260 lb).The longest verified length for a Shortfin Mako, caught off of the coast of France in September 1973, was 4.45 m (14.6 ft). It can attain bursts of speed up to 18.8 metres per second (42 mph). A specimen caught off the coast of Italy and examined in an Italian fish market in 1881 was reported to weigh an extraordinary 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) at a length of 4 m (13 ft). Growth rates appear to be somewhat accelerated in the shortfin mako in comparison to other species in the lamnid family. source

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