shortfin mako shark

[English] plural shortfin mako sharks

A mackerel shark closely related to the porbeagle. The shortfin mako inhabits offshore temperate and tropical seas worldwide. The closely related longfin mako shark, Isurus paucus, is found in the Gulf Stream or warmer offshore waters. Swordfish are a good indication of shortfin makos as the former is a source of food and prefers similar environmental conditions. In 2010, Greenpeace International added the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus or mackerel shark) to its seafood red list. "The Greenpeace International seafood red list is a list of fish that are commonly sold in supermarkets around the world, and which have a very high risk of being sourced from unsustainable fisheries.

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