Sixgill sawshark

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Range of sixgill sawshark shark (in blue) Sharks portal The sixgill sawshark, Pliotrema warreni, the only member of the genus Pliotrema, is a sawshark of the family Pristiophoridae, found in the subtropical waters of the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 23° S More

Sixgill sawsharks are unique in having six gill slits. The rostral saw is relatively elongated, and the rostral barbels are much closer to the mouth than to the rostral tip. The sharks are pale brown dorsally. At birth they measure 13.8 in (35 cm). More

No image of Sixgill sawshark found in the Shark Database Range Map Earth Map Systematics Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata) Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes) Order: Sawsharks (Pristiophoriformes) More

The sixgill sawshark has a saw-shaped snout full of teeth that it used to find preys on sandy and muddy seabed. The main diet of this type of shark is composed of squid, bony fish and shrimps. More

Sixgill Sawshark Pliotrema warreni (the remaining 8 species all have 5 gill slits) is ovoviviparous and produces 5-7 pups per litter. 3. Squaliformes (Dogfish) have been around since the Jurassic period (160-200 mya). More

Common names

longnose sawshark in English
Pliotrema warreni in Italian (Italiano)
Requin scie flutian in French (français)
Requin scie flutien in French (français)
Sägehai in German (Deutsch)
Sechskiemer-Sägehai in German (Deutsch)
Seksgællet savhaj in Danish (dansk)
Seskief-saaghaai in Afrikaans
sixgill sawshark in English
Tiburón sierra del Cabo in Spanish (español)
Zeskieuwszaaghaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
瓦氏六鰓鋸鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
瓦氏六鳃锯鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Pristiophoriformes
Family : Pristiophoridae
Genus : Pliotrema
Species : Pristiophorus cirratus
Authority : Regan, 1906