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Isurus oxyrinchus (Shortfin Mako) is a species of modern sharks in the family white sharks. This species is extinct. They are listed as endangered by IUCN and as endangered by COSEWIC. They are native to Atlantic Ocean, the Palearctic, Indian Ocean, Asia, Ethiopia, The Neotropics, The Nearctic, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Australia. They are solitary, nocturnal carnivores. Individuals could grow to 445 cm. Reproduction was ovoviviparous and iteroparous. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on swimming to move around.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
  • Attribution: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Shortfin Mako. View this species on GBIF