Facts about Mako Sharks, "Scientific name for Mako Shark is Isurus oxyrinchus". The Mako Shark is a big mackerel shark, which is fairly a big variety of sharks. The Mako Shark breed is the fastest variety of sharks that swims at a rate of 25 M/ph (40 kilometers per hour). The Mako Sharks are largely found in temperate and tropical offshore waters, most frequently at a depth of 490 feet (150 meters) from the surface. The Mako Shark are found all over the world, most generally found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Argentina to the Gulf of Mexico.
Appearance of Mako Sharks
The Mako Shark breed appears with a cylindrical-shaped body, with an upright-extended tail that helps its highly hydrodynamic way of life. The color of the Mako Shark is brilliant metallic white ventrally and blue dorsally. However, the body color if the Mako Shark breed varies as the shark grows and the increase in size. The line of separation between white and blue on the body is different. The base of the nose and the region around the mouth are white.
Physical features of Mako Shark
The male matured Mako Shark appears with a body length of 10 1/2 feet (3.2 meters). Since the female Mako Sharks are larger than males, they have a body length of 12 1/2 feet (3.8 meters). The male Mako Sharks have a body weight, ranging from 132 to 300 pounds (60 kg to 135), whereas the female ones have a body weight of 300 to 308 pounds (135 to 140 kg). These breeds can jump up to 20 feet (6.09 meters) from the water surface into the air.
Diet of Mako Shark
The Mako Shark breed feeds on mackerels, bony fishes, including tunas, mackerels, swordfish, bonitos. The Mako Sharks may also consume other sharks, sea turtles, porpoises and seabirds.
Reproduction of Mako Shark
Mako Sharks are ovoviviparous, and after the gestation period of 15 to 18 months, the female Mako Sharks give birth to young ones alive with 4 to 18 pups in a litter. The young ones appear with a body length of 27 1/2 inches (70 cm).
The average lifespan of the male Mako Shark is 29 years, whereas the female ones live up to 32 years.
There are over 400 types of sharks, Sharks have the most powerful jaws on on earth. Mako Sharks jaws, both the upper and lower jaws move. Mako Sharks skin is made of denticles instead of scales like other fish. The denticles are constructed like hard, sharp teeth (tooth-like projection) and this helps to protect the Mako Shark from being injury. The Mako Shark is carnivores, meaning: an animal that feeds on flesh (Meat). "Scientific name for Shark Selachimorpha"
"Fear of Sharks Selachophobia".