Pristis LINCK, 1790

Anoxypristis WHITE & MOY-THOMAS, 1940

Pristis serra (Synonym of Pristis pectinata Latham 1794, in Bloch, 1801)

 

Class Chondrichthyes

Order Rajiformes

Family Pristidae BONAPARTE, 1838

Genus Pristis LINCK, 1790

Genus Anoxypristis WHITE & MOY-THOMAS, 1940

 

Composition of species,

 

Distinguishing  feature of the rostra (data from "Sawfish Conservation", Sawfish Conservation Society. Web. 26 July 2014)

 

Species

max. length in cm

max. length of the rostrum

number of teeth per side

notice

Anoxypristis cuspidata

Pupped: 43-70 cm
TL max: 350-470 cm

12-41% of TL

16-33

Counts differ between region and possible between sex, no posterior groove on rostral teeth, lack of rostral teeth near the start of its rostrum

Pristis clavata

Pupped: 65-81 cm
TL max: 508 cm

15-26% of TL

18-27

posterior groove on rostral teeth partial in juveniles but extends further in adults

Pristis pectinata

Pupped: 61-81 cm
TL max: 760 cm

21-30% of TL

20-30

Counts differ between region and between sex

Pristis pristis

Pupped: 73-91 cm
TL max: 700 cm

19-28% of TL

14-24

Counts differ between region and between sex, groove on posterior margin of rostral teeth extends to base

Pristis zijsron

Pupped: 61-80 cm
TL max: 730 cm

21-31& of TL

23-37

groove on posterior margin of rostral teeth extends to base on anterior teeth in junveniles and the majority of teeth in adults

  

Pristis pristis (LINNAEUS, 1758) rostrum © Jeff Whitty, Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit, Murdoch University, Australia

 

Pristis zijsron BLEEKER, 1851, rostrum © Jeff Whitty, Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit, Murdoch University, Australia

 

Anoxypristis cuspidata (LATHAM, 1794) rostrum, © Jeff Whitty, Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit, Murdoch University, Australia

 

Pristis clavata GARMAN, 1906, rostrum © Jeff Whitty, Freshwater Fish Group and Fish Health Unit, Murdoch University, Australia

 

List of references:

 

Sawfish references -extant-

Sawfish references -extinct-

 

Rajiformes