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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Makrelenhai
France: 
Taupe
Italy: 
Squalo mako
Portugal: 
Tubarão anequim
UK: 
Shortfin mako
Japan: 
Aozame
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
FAO code: 
SMA
Scientific name: 
Isurus oxyrinchus
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 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern 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
Global production (Tons): 
11726
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC