Family Pristidae - Sawfishes
  Order
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  Class
:
Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 2 | Species : 7 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Snout elongated into a long flat blade with teeth of uniform size deeply embedded on each side. No barbels. Head depressed. The body more or less resembling a shark. Two distinct dorsal fins. Giant fishes of coastal waters, entering estuaries and ascending large rivers for great distances. Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Used for food and regarded as exciting game fishes because of their size. Although generally harmless to humans, their large size and sawlike beak make them dangerous when hooked or speared. Of the many nominal species only four appear to be valid.
  Etymology
:
Greek, pristis = saw
  Reproductive guild
:
bearers
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Pristidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Pristis pristis (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus pristis Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Pristis antiquorum Latham, 1794
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pristis canaliculata Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Pristis caniculata Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Pristis mississippiensis Rafinesque, 1820
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Pristis typica Poey, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pristis woermanni Fischer, 1884
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Pristis zephyreus Jordan & Starks, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pristis microdon (non Latham, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis clavata (non Garman, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis microdon Latham, 1794
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pristis zephyreus Jordan & Starks, 1895
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Pristis pristis (non Linneaus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis antiquorum (non Latham, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis perotteti (non Müller & Henle, 1841)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pristis pectinatus Latham, 1794
synonymseniororiginal1
Pristis granulosa Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pristis serra Bloch & Schneider, 1801
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Pristis megalodon Duméril, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pristis acutirostris Duméril, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pristobatus occa Duméril, 1865
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Pristis occa (Duméril, 1865)
ambiguousquestionablenew
Pristis leptodon Duméril, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pristis woermanni Fischer, 1884
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
! Pristis evermanni Fischer, 1884
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Pristis annandalei Chaudhuri, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pristis antiquorum (non Latham, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis zijsron (non Bleeker, 1851)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis clavata (non Garman, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis perotteti Müller & Henle, 1841
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Pristis perrotteti Müller & Henle, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
Pristis microdon (non Latham, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis zijsron Bleeker, 1851
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Pristis zisron Bleeker, 1851
synonymseniororiginal
! Pristis zyrson Bleeker, 1851
synonymseniororiginal
! Pristis zysron Bleeker, 1851
synonymseniororiginal
! Pristis zysross Bleeker, 1851
synonymseniororiginal
Pristis pectinata (non Latham, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pristis clavata Garman, 1906
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pristis pectinata (non Latham, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Anoxypristis cuspidata (Latham, 1794)
acceptedseniornew
! Pristis cuspidatus Latham, 1794
synonymseniororiginal1
! Anoxypristis cuspidate (Latham, 1794)
synonymseniornew
! Anoxypristis cuspidatus (Latham, 1794)
synonymseniornew
! Pristis cuspidata Latham, 1794
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
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