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Pristis pristis (Largetooth sawfish; Common sawfish; Small-toothed sawfish; Sawfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The common sawfish (Pristis pristis) is a species of sawfish, family Pristidae. It is found worldwide in tropical and subtropical coastal regions, but also enters freshwater. It has declined drastically and is considered critically endangered.
View Wikipedia Record: Pristis pristis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Pristis pristis


Migration [1]  Oceanodromous
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes


Parasitized by 
Terranova circularis <Unverified Name>[3]


Western Pacific: northern Australia, from Western Australia to Queensland (Ref. 7300). Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador. Western Atlantic: Florida and Louisiana, USA to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Angola, including the western Mediterranean.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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