Sawsharks – Pristiophoriformes

Shark Database | Sawsharks – Pristiophoriformes

The pristiophoriformes, also known as saw sharks, are an order or rare and unique sharks. They have a saw-shaped snout edged with sharp teeth that they use to slash prey. They’re most commonly found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Their most emblematic species are the @common sawshark and the @longnose sawshark.

All Sharks In This Order:

Six-gill Sawshark

Six-gill Sawshark

Family: Pristiophoridae | Genus: Pliotrema | Species: Pliotrema Warreni | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Near Threatened

The Sixgill Sawshark, the only member of the genus Pilotrema, is a sawshark of the family Pristiophoridae. Biology: Presence of 6 pairs of gill slits highlights this genus among sharks; outside Hexanchiformes order, Pilotrema is the only shark with more… read more.

Tropical Sawshark

Family: Pristiophoridae | Genus: Pristiophorus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Tropical Sawshark is a species of sawshark, member of the family Pristiophoridae. It is endemic to northeastern Australia.   Biology and Description: The Tropical Sawshark is a small species reaching a maximum size of 85 cm TL for females… read more.

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