Pristis zijsron


Longcomb sawfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Pristiformes Pristidae

Reference of the original description
BLEEKER, P. (1851)
Vijfde bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Borneo, met beschrijving van eenige nieuwe soorten van zoetwatervisschen. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië, 2: 415-442

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Pristis dubius, Pristis zisron, Pristis zyrson, Pristis zysron, Pristis zysross

Pristis zijsron
Holotype: RMNH: 7418
Pristis dubius
Holotype: RMNH: D7418


Citation: Pristis zijsron BLEEKER, 1851: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2015

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Pristis zijsron BLEEKER, 1851, © FAO,
Common names
fra \(T\) Requin scie, eng Dindagubba, eng Green saw fish, eng Green sawfish, eng Longcomb sawfish, eng Longsnout sawfish, eng Narrowsnout sawfish, eng Sawfish, por Tubarão-serra africano

Short Description
Dark grey to blackish brown above, white to yellowish below [20053].

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to southern China, south to New South Wales, Australia. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
730 cm TL (male/unsexed; [536])

demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m [541]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)