Pristis zijsron (Green sawfish)
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Pristis zijsron (Green sawfish) [Illustration
by Ann Hecht ©]
A slender sawfish with a long, extremely
narrow, slightly tapering saw, with 23 to 32 pairs of small teeth.
Space between last two saw-teeth on a side is 4 to 8 times that
between the first two teeth (2 to 3 times in young). Pectoral fins
low and rounded, 1st dorsal partly behind pelvic fins, caudal fin
without a pronounced lower lobe. Colour greenish above, cream below.
To 7.3 m TL.
East coast, southern Mozambique; Indian
Ocean and western Pacific.
Inshore, in estuaries and