Body designed for fast, efficient swimming: shortfin mako shark
The bodies of shortfin mako sharks and some tuna are designed for fast, efficient swimming thanks to internalized red muscle associated with a force-transmission system.
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Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810
[Atlantic mako, Blue pointer, Blue shark, Bonito shark, Dog shark, Mackerel porbeagle, Mackerel shark, Mako, Mako shark, Moro shark, Pointed nose shark, Shortfin shark, Sharpnose mackerel shark, Sharp-nose mackerel shark, Sharp-nosed mackerel shark, Sharp-]
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable
Habitat(s): Marine Oceanic
Some organism data provided by: FishBase
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Useful information for improving speed and reducing energy needs of ships, robots, artificial muscles.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transportation, Medical