Pristiophoriformes

(Sawsharks)

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Saw sharks are often confused with sawfishes (rays).  The most noticeable differences being that sawsharks possess teeth and barbels plus their larger size.  There is not a lot of detailed information about these species.

 

Families of Pristiophoriformes


 
Pristiophoridae
      (Sawsharks)
  • 2 generea
  • 5 species
 
 
  1. Pristiophoriformes Sawsharks (Pristiophoridae)
    The Genera of Sawsharks
    • Pliotrema

      • Sixgill sawshark (Pliotrema warreni)

    • Pristiophorus

      • Longnose sawshark (Pristiophorus cirratus)
      • Japanese sawshark (Pristiophorus japonicus)
      • American sawshark (Pristiophorus schroederi)
      • Eastern Sawshark (Pristiophorus sp. nov. A)
      • Bahamas sawshark (Pristiophorus schroederi)



            
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