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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Pristidae Sawfishes

Genus: Pristis

(See list of species below)

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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 318 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 (Ref. 4429).
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

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Pristis perotteti
[Large-tooth sawfish]

Photo by FAO

Circumglobally in tropica
Max. Length 750 cm TL
Pristis pristis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by FAO
Pristis pristis
[Common sawfish]

Photo by Pillon, R.

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

Photo by Pillon, R.
Pristis zijsron
[Longcomb sawfish]
6 Species of Family Pristidae with Genus Pristis
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1906 Pristis clavata Dwarf sawfish Indo-West Pacific 318 TL
1794 Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish Indo-West Pacific 700 TL
1794 Pristis pectinata Smalltooth sawfish Circumglobal (Ref. 4429). 760 TL
1841 Pristis perotteti Large-tooth sawfish Northwest Atlantic 650 TL
1758 Pristis pristis Common sawfish Circumglobally in tropica 750 TL
1851 Pristis zijsron Longcomb sawfish Indo-West Pacific 730 TL

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