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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Pristiophoriformes
Family: Pristiophoridae Saw sharks

Genus: Pristiophorus

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 137 cm TL
Pristiophorus cirratus (Latham, 1794)

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Pristiophorus cirratus
[Common sawshark]
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 84.5 cm TL

 
Pristiophorus delicatus
[Tropical sawshark]

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 136 cm TL
Pristiophorus japonicus Günther, 1870

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Pristiophorus japonicus
[Japanese sawshark]
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 83 cm TL

 
Pristiophorus lanae
[Lana’s Sawshark]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 62.1 cm TL
Pristiophorus nancyae Ebert & Cailliet, 2011

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Pristiophorus nancyae
[African dwarf sawshark]

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Pristiophorus nudipinnis Günther, 1870

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Pristiophorus nudipinnis
[Southern sawshark]

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Pristiophorus schroederi Springer & Bullis, 1960

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Pristiophorus schroederi
[Bahamas sawshark]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pristiophorus cirratus Common sawshark Eastern Indian Ocean 137 TL 1794
Pristiophorus delicatus Tropical sawshark Western Pacific 84.5 TL 2008
Pristiophorus japonicus Japanese sawshark Northwest Pacific 136 TL 1870
Pristiophorus lanae Lana’s Sawshark Western Pacific 83 TL 2013
Pristiophorus nancyae African dwarf sawshark Western Indian Ocean 62.1 TL 2011
Pristiophorus nudipinnis Southern sawshark Eastern Indian Ocean 122 TL 1870
Pristiophorus schroederi Bahamas sawshark Western Central Atlantic 80 TL 1960



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