Lana’s Sawshark

About the Lana’s Sawshark

Lana’s sawshark, or the Philippine sawshark, is a recently-discovered rare shark species found only in the Philippines at depths of between 230m and 590m.

They’re presumed to be ovoviviparous but the average litter size is unknown. The maximum total length is 66.9cm for males and 83cm for females.

They have not yet been assessed by the IUCN and therefore have not been assigned a conservation status.

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Scientific Name Pristiophorus lanae
OrderSawsharks - Pristiophoriformes
GenusPristiophorus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 66.9 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 230 - 590 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentPelagic
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