Largetooth sawfish

Considerable taxonomic confusion surrounds this species.

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The Largetooth sawfish is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The largetooth sawfish (Pristis microdon), also known as the Leichhardt's sawfish, is a sawfish of the family Pristidae, found in shallow Indo-West Pacific oceans between latitudes 11° N and 39° S. As its relatives, it also enters freshwater. More

The currently valid scientific name for the largetooth sawfish is Pristis perotteti (M More

* Largetooth sawfish, Pristis microdon Latham, 1794. Also known as the Leichhardt's sawfish. More

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largetooth sawfish Pristis perotteti Muller and Henle, 1841. Shark News (4) July: p. 5. Cook, S. F. and Oetinger, M. 1996. Proposal in support of listing sawfishes (F. Pristidae) at the 10th regular conference of the parties to CITES. More

The largetooth sawfish is an adept predator, feeding on a variety of small bony fishes, which it stuns with its saw before consuming, and invertebrates, which it stirs with its saw from the substrate (Bigelow and Schroeder 1953b, McCormack et al. 1963, T.B. Thorson pers. More

The largetooth sawfish (Pristis perotteti) is enormous, made even more impressive by its saw, technically a rostrum, a three or more foot projection above the sawfish’s mouth, lined with sharp saw-teeth. More

largetooth sawfish (Pristis perotteti). The two species can look very similar, but can be distinguished by counting the saw teeth on either side of the saw. More

Largetooth sawfish (Pristis microdon) Largetooth sawfish The largetooth sawfish is found in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to New Guinea, the Philippines, Vietnam and Australia. It can also be found in the eastern Pacific and in the Atlantic. More

This species, like the largetooth sawfish of the Americas, occurs far up rivers and in freshwater lakes throughout its range. However, it no longer occurs in a number of freshwater habitats where it was formerly recorded. More

Largetooth sawfish were once fairly common in the waters of Texas and Louisiana and all along the Gulf and Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Central America, and northern South American. More

Ocean is the largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis, also referred to as Pristis perotteti by some authors) and the most is known about this species. Sawfishes belong to the family Pristidae, derived from a Greek term meaning More

largetooth sawfish still exists in U.S. waters). In 2001, NMFS published a proposed rule to list the smalltooth sawfish as Endangered under the ESA and opened a 90-day public comment period. More

The largetooth sawfish, Pristis perotteti, is similar in body shape and size. It can be distinguished from P. More

About Largetooth Sawfish Population - Largetooth Sawfish Population = largetooth sawfish population - Population Segment of Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata) in the ... largetooth sawfish. More

* Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis microdon) is a large, Endangered species of sawfish that is wide-ranging in the Indo-West Pacific , in freshwater or inshore coastal waters . More

Habitat: Finding on a Petition to List the Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis perotteti) as an Endangered or Threatened Species = Federal Register, July 29, 2009 (Nbr. Vol. 74, No. 144) Proposed rules - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Permanent Link: http://regulations.vlex. More

largetooth sawfish has larger but fewer teeth, and is endemic to Gulf shores. Though they now are very rare, both species used to be fairly common along the Texas Coast. More

largetooth sawfish because of the similarity in appearance to the smalltooth sawfish. More

move forward with listing on largetooth sawfish because the species is no longer recorded in U.S. waters. The smalltooth sawfish was placed on the endangered species list on May 1. More

* Largetooth sawfish, Pristis microdon Latham, 1794. Inhabits freshwater systems and have been found deep inland. The largest Australian freshwater fish. * Smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794. Also known as the wide sawfish. More

* Largetooth sawfish (Pristis perotteti). Largetooth sawfish (Pristis perotteti). * Body plans of representative Selachii. Body plans of representative Selachii. More

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Order : Pristiformes
Family : Pristidae
Genus : Pristis
Species : Pristis perotteti
Authority : Latham, 1794