Pristidae


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Pristidae

[′pris·tə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The sawfishes, a family of modern sharks belonging to the batoid group.
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The fish is known as pristis, pistris, or pistrix in Latin, [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in Greek, and the scientific name of the common Mediterranean sawfish is Pristis antiquorum, which, with five quite similar species, forms the genus Prislis and family Pristidae.
On the susceptibility axis (Appendix 1) the four species of Pristidae, Atelomycterus fasciatus, Himantura jenkinsi, and Stegostoma fasciatum had a rank of 1, the lowest possible rank, suggesting they were the most susceptible to capture and mortality.
Criteria Water column position Survival Range Family Species (3) (3) (2) Dasyatidae Himantura jenkinsii 1 1 * 1 Pristidae Pristis clavata 1 1 * 1 * Pristidae Pristis microdon 1 1 * 1 * Pristidae Pristis pectinata 1 1 * 1 * Pristidae Pristis zijsron 1 1 * 1 Stegostomatidae Stegostoma fasciatum 1 1 * 1 * Scyliorhinidae Atelomycterus fasciatus 1 1 * 1 Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amboinensis 1 1 * 1 Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas 1 1 * 1 * Dasyatidae Dasyatis brevicaudatus 1 1 * 1 * Dasyatidae Dasyatis sp.