WoRMS taxon details

Pristis microdon Latham, 1794

217376  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217376)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Inhabits sandy or muddy bottoms of shallow coastal waters, estuaries, river mouths and in freshwater rivers and lakes....  
Description Inhabits sandy or muddy bottoms of shallow coastal waters, estuaries, river mouths and in freshwater rivers and lakes. Feeds on benthic animals and small schooling species. The saw is used for grubbing and attacking prey as well as for defence. Ovoviviparous, producing 15-20 embryos. The saws sell as tourist souvenirs (Ref. 7248). Marketed salted. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Pristis microdon Latham, 1794. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217376 on 2019-10-20
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Inhabits sandy or muddy bottoms of shallow coastal waters, estuaries, river mouths and in freshwater rivers and lakes. Feeds on benthic animals and small schooling species. The saw is used for grubbing and attacking prey as well as for defence. Ovoviviparous, producing 15-20 embryos. The saws sell as tourist souvenirs (Ref. 7248). Marketed salted. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English largetooth sawfish  [details]
Japanese ノコギリエイ  [details]