Family Pristiophoridae - Saw sharks
  Order
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 7 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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upper   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: South Africa and Australia to Japan. Snout elongated into a long flat blade with alternate large and small teeth weakly embedded on each side & periodically replaced. One long barbel on each side. Five to six gill slits lateral on head & anterior to pectoral-fin bases. Two spineless dorsal fins and anal fin absent. Genus Pliotrema has 6 pairs gill slits, serrated larger rostral teeth & teeth with prominent transverse ridges on basal ledges. Genus Pristiophorus has 5 pairs gill slits, smooth larger rostral teeth & teeth without prominent transverse ridges on basal ledges. Maximum size less than 2 m (Ref. 247). Strictly marine inhabitants (Ref. 48821). Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
  Etymology
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Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, pherein = to bring ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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bearers
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Pristiophoridae as currently in FishBase

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Pristiophorus cirratus (Latham, 1794)
acceptedseniornew
Pristis cirratus Latham, 1794
synonymseniororiginal1
Squalus anisodon Lacepède, 1802
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymotherother1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pristiophorus owenii Günther, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pristiophorus schroederi Springer & Bullis, 1960
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pristiophorus delicatus Yearsley, Last & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pristiophorus sp. B Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pristiophorus nancyae Ebert & Cailliet, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pristiophorus D Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pliotrema warreni Regan, 1906
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pristiophorus cirratus (non Latham, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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