Florida Museum of Natural History

Largetooth Sawfish

Sawfish Research

The largetooth sawfish (Pristis perotteti) and the smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) are the only species of sawfish inhabiting U.S. waters. Overfishing and habitat destruction, coupled with low intrinsic rates of population increase, have resulted in the decline of both sawfish species from most of their original U.S. ranges. Data for largetooth sawfish was and remains very limited. Learn more about the life history and conservation status of this rarely observed species below:


Sawfish Images Largetooth Sawfish Conservation


Largetooth Sawfish Bioprofile


Largetooth Sawfish Images


Largetooth Sawfish: U.S. Records


Largetooth Sawfish: Global Records


Largetooth Sawfish References


Largetooth Sawfish Links













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