Shortfin and longfin mako
sharks, together with white-spotted and other species of wedgefishes, were also listed in Appendix II.
In total, there are only about 13 species (shortfin and longfin mako
, white, porbeagle, salmon, blue, oceanic whitetip, silky, basking, tope, and pelagic, common, and bigeye thresher shark) that have these special traits.
Some species have spectacularly enlarged teeth, for example the great white shark, longfin mako
(Isurus paucus) and shortfin mako.
When they mixed these six primers and tissue from each of 33 different shark species, the researchers unambiguously identified the target species: longfin mako
, shortfin mako, porbeagle, dusky, silky, and blue sharks.
vulpinus 48 2 Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus 156 0 White shark, Carcharodon carcharias 36 2 Shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus 3,457 320 Longfin mako, I.
brevipinna; longfin mako, Isurus paucus; silky, Carcharhinus falciformis; sand tiger, Odontaspis taurus; and white shark).
Mako sharks, shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and longfin mako
(Isurus paucus), belong to the family Lamnidae, which also includes the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), porbeagle (Lamna nasus), and salmon shark (Lamna ditropis).