Bahamas Sawshark

About the Bahamas Sawshark

The Bahamas sawshark is a species of sawshark found in the Western Central Atlantic, most commonly off the coast of Bahamas and Cuba. Like other sawsharks, they have a long rostrum (snout) with outwards-pointing sharp teeth, which they use to slash and stun prey.

Little is known about their biology, but they’re known to grow to at least 80 cm. They live in deepwater at a range of 400 too 1,000 m. They’re believed to be ovoviviparous.

There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”

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Scientific Name Pristiophorus schroederi
OrderSawsharks - Pristiophoriformes
GenusPristiophorus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 80.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 400 - 1000 m
DistributionWestern Central Atlantic
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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