Pristiophorus delicatus Yearsley, Last & White, 2008
Tropical sawshark
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Family:  Pristiophoridae (Saw sharks)
Max. size:  62.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); 84.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 246 - 405 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  This small species possess the following characters: nostril to barbel origin is 3.2-3.7 times mouth to nostril; prenasal length 1.7-1.8 times the prebarbel length; preoral length 2.1-2.4 times the interdorsal space; pectoral anterior margin 1.2-1.5 times the dorsal-caudal space; dorsal caudal margin 4.4-5.0 times caudal fin depth; width of mouth 2.7-3.7 times the length spiracle; color dorsally pale to medium yellowish brown, ventrally pale whitish to yellowish; 49-55 monospondylous centra; 50-54 precaudal diplospondylous centra; 149-156 total vertebral centra (Ref. 76934).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 February 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.07.08

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