The African dwarf sawshark is a newly discovered species of sawshark found off the coast of Eastern Africa. The first specimen was discovered in Mozambique. Like other sawsharks, it has a long snout with teeth that point outward. The rostrum is about a third of the shark’s total size
These deepwater sharks live near the bottom at depths of 285 to 570 m, where they feed mostly on small crustaceans. Their reproductive system hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s safe to assume they’re ovoviviparous like other sawsharks.
Since it’s a newarly dicovered shark, the IUCN hasn’t evaluated it’s population status, and thus are currently listed as Data Deficient.
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