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Family: Pristidae Sawfishes



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 470 cm TL
Anoxypristis cuspidata (Latham, 1794)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Anoxypristis cuspidata
[Pointed sawfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Pristis clavata Garman, 1906

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Pristis clavata
[Dwarf sawfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 700 cm TL
Pristis microdon Latham, 1794

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pristis microdon
[Largetooth sawfish]

Photo by AFSCUS

Circumglobal. Western At
Max. Length 760 cm TL
Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794

Photo by AFSCUS
 
Pristis pectinata
[Smalltooth sawfish]

Photo by IBAMA

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 650 cm TL
Pristis perotteti Müller & Henle, 1841

Photo by IBAMA
 
Pristis perotteti
[Large-tooth sawfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 750 cm TL
Pristis pristis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Pristis pristis
[Common sawfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 730 cm TL
Pristis zijsron Bleeker, 1851

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pristis zijsron
[Longcomb sawfish]
7 Species of Family Pristidae
(Sawfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1794 Anoxypristis cuspidata Pointed sawfish Indo-West Pacific 470 TL
1906 Pristis clavata Dwarf sawfish Indo-West Pacific 140 TL
1794 Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish Indo-West Pacific 700 TL
1794 Pristis pectinata Smalltooth sawfish Circumglobal. Western At 760 TL
1841 Pristis perotteti Large-tooth sawfish Northwest Atlantic 650 TL
1758 Pristis pristis Common sawfish Western Pacific 750 TL
1851 Pristis zijsron Longcomb sawfish Indo-West Pacific 730 TL



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