Longfin mako

Order: 
Lamniformes
Family: 
Lamnidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. Thin, fusiform body; Relatively large eye. Snout relatively short, broad, not very pointed. Nasal openings on the sides of the muzzle. Teeth long, narrow, not sawn, relatively straight; 5 long gill opening, all in front of the breastplate. Origin of the first dorsal fin behind the breastplate. Second dorsal fin and anal very small, origin of the anal under the final part of the base of the second dorsal. Pectorals very long, of the same length as the head, tail almost symmetrical, semilunar. Base of the tail flattened, with a large keel that extends over the tail: Deep blue back and sides, white stomach, dark color under the muzzle and mouth. It measures up to 4.27 m.

International Designations

Germany: 
Makohai
Italy: 
Smeriglio pinnalunga
UK: 
Longfin mako
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Gillnets
FAO code: 
LMA
Scientific name: 
Isurus paucus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern 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
Global production (Tons): 
42