order: rhinopristiformes

Family: Pristidae (sawfishes)

Species: 4

NARROW SAWFISH

Anoxypristis cuspidata (Latham, 1794)

IUCN Status

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BIOLOGY

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At least 350 cm TL, possibly to 470 cm TL

Females at 225 cm TL,

Males at ~200 cm TL

Unclear, between 43 and 70 cm TL

~12 pups

Viviparous, with yolk-sac dependency

COMMON NAME

Scientific  (Name, Year)

KEY FEATURES

  • First dorsal-fin origin well posterior to pelvic-fin origins

  • Ventral lobe of caudal fin well developed

  • Rostral saw very long and narrow, with teeth slightly closer together near tip than at middle of saw

  • Rostral teeth absent from base of saw

  • Denticles lacking from most of body; skin smooth

IUCN Status

IUCN Least Concern

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COMMON NAME

Scientific  (Name, Year)

IUCN Status

IUCN Least Concern

BIOLOGY

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COMMON NAME

Scientific  (Name, Year)

KEY FEATURES

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IUCN Status

IUCN Least Concern

BIOLOGY

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