mackerel shark


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mackerel shark:

see makomako
, heavy-bodied, fast-swimming shark, genus Isurus, highly prized as a game fish. Also known as the sharp-nosed mackerel shark, it is a member of the mackerel shark family, which also includes the white shark and the porbeagle.
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mackerel shark

[′mak·rəl ′shärk]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for isurid galeoid elasmobranchs making up the family Isuridae; heavy-bodied fish with sharp-edged, awllike teeth and a nearly symmetrical tail.
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Lamnids are strong and powerful predators who are dubbed mackerel sharks. This is due to some morphological aspects that they have in common with bony fishes belonging to the Scombridae family.
Most sharks are cold-blooded, with the exception of the family Alopiidae or thresher sharks (Alopias spp.), and most of the mackerel sharks. Shortfin makos are partially warm-blooded (the longfin mako does not appear to be warm-blooded).
For example, fast-swimming mackerel sharks have a large, conico-cylindrical shape; benthic cat sharks have long, slender bodies; and benthic angel sharks and saw sharks are highly flattened in shape.