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Sawfish Photos Showing This Large Ray with a Distinctive Saw-like Snout

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Sawfish, pristis sp., live in tropical and sub-tropical areas around Africa and Australia and in the Caribbean, in rivers, bays and estuaries. Their color typically is light grey or brown. The smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, is olive green. They are extremely large shark-like rays, related to both sharks and rays, that inhabit muddy shallows of tropical bays, rivers and lakes. Their common name comes from their distinctive saw like snout, called a rostrum, which has protruding teeth-like denticle scales, and is covered with sensitive pores that detect movement and even buried prey on the ocean floor. They mate every other year, with an average litter of around eight pups, born live. A rubbery envelope surrounds the soft saw of fetal sawfish to protect the rostrum.  Just before birth, the rostrum hardens and the sheath protects the mother during birth.  This sheath then dissolves to allow the young sawfish to hunt. All species of sawfish are considered critically endangered and international trade is banned.

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Picture of a sawfish, pristis pristis, dead sample of teeth, mouth mechanism

Picture #: 099434

Image of a green sawfish, Pristis Zijsron, also called longcomb sawfish

Picture #: 026922

Photo of a narrowsnout sawfish, Pristis zijsron, showing mouth and nostrils

Picture #: 023938

Stock photo of a smalltooth sawfish or wide sawfish, Pristis pectinata, Everglades National Park, Florida Gulf of Mexico

Picture #: 030308

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Picture of a large-tooth sawfish, Pristis microdon, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Indo-Pacific, critically endangered, ventral view showing claspers of an immature male, pelvic fins, and cloaca

Picture #: 104374

Photo of a smalltooth sawfish or wide sawfish, Pristis pectinata, Everglades National Park, Florida Gulf of Mexico

Picture #: 030313

Stock photo of a large-tooth sawfish, Pristis microdon, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Indo-Pacific, Pristidae, Northern Territory Wildlife Park, critically endangered, ventral view showing gill slits, mouth, nostrils, and saw

Picture #: 104373

Photo of a large-tooth sawfish, Pristis microdon, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Indo-Pacific, critically endangered, ventral view showing nostrils, olfactory rosette, and lamellae

Picture #: 104383

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Photo of a smalltooth sawfish or wide sawfish, Pristis pectinata, Everglades National Park, Florida Gulf of Mexico

Picture #: 030307

Picture of sawfish mouth detail, Pristis sp., photo taken in captivity

Picture #: 079359

Stock photo of a large-tooth sawfish, Pristis microdon, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Indo-Pacific, critically endangered, ventral view showing gill slits, mouth, nostrils, and base of saw

Picture #: 104380

 

 

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