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Pristiophoriformes - sawsharks

Japanese Saw SharkThere are six species in one family in this order of sharks. Sawsharks are small, slender fish with long, flat, saw-like snouts edged with thin, sharp teeth! They have long barbels in front of their nostrils, two dorsal fins, and no anal fin.

They are found in the western Pacific, the northwestern and the southeastern Atlantic, and the western Indian oceans. In temperate regions, they are usually found in shallow water. In tropical regions they are found in deeper waters. Sawsharks eat small fish, crustaceans, and squid.




Pristiophoridae (Saw Sharks)