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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Rhinopristiformes
Family: Pristidae Sawfishes

Genus: Pristis

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 318 cm TL
Pristis clavata Garman, 1906

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Pristis clavata
[Dwarf sawfish]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 700 cm TL
Pristis microdon Latham, 1794

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Pristis microdon
[Largetooth sawfish]

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Atlantic and South-West I
Max. Length 760 cm TL
Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794

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Pristis pectinata
[Smalltooth sawfish]

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Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 650 cm TL
Pristis perotteti Müller & Henle, 1841

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Pristis perotteti
[Large-tooth sawfish]

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Circumglobally in tropica
Max. Length 750 cm TL
Pristis pristis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Pristis pristis
[Common sawfish]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 730 cm TL
Pristis zijsron Bleeker, 1851

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Pristis zijsron
[Longcomb sawfish]
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pristis clavata Dwarf sawfish Indo-West Pacific 318 TL 1906
Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish Indo-West Pacific 700 TL 1794
Pristis pectinata Smalltooth sawfish Atlantic and South-West I 760 TL 1794
Pristis perotteti Large-tooth sawfish Northwest Atlantic 650 TL 1841
Pristis pristis Common sawfish Circumglobally in tropica 750 TL 1758
Pristis zijsron Longcomb sawfish Indo-West Pacific 730 TL 1851

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