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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Recent occurrence of the smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata (Elasmobranchiomorphi: Pristidae), in Florida Bay and the Florida Keys, with comments on sawfish ecology.
Clasificacion Nombre comun Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Gnathostomata CONDRICHTHYES Elasmobranchii ORECTOLOBIFORMES Ginglymostomatidae Ginglymostoma cirratum tiburon gato (Bonnaterre, 1788) CARCHARHINIFORMES Triakidae Mustelus lunulatus Jordan & vieja Gilbert, 1883 Hemigaleidae Triaenodon obesus (Ruppell, 1837) tiburon toro Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus limbatus (Muller & tollo Aletinegro Henle, 1839) Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & chachuda Smith, 1834) Sphyrna tiburo (Linnaeus, 1758) PRISTIFORMES Pristidae Pristis sp.
The American sawshark is not to be confused with the sawfish, the latter being a shark-like ray of the batoid family Pristidae. However, the sawshark may use its saw to stun and disable prey just as sawfishes do.