|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Pristidae||Pristis pectinata||Latham||1794||Smalltooth Sawfish|
Unique Characters: Large size, regularly attaining 500 cm in total length. Body depressed anteriorly; posterior part of head, trunk, and slightly enlarged pectoral fins forming narrow, triangular disc. Snout prolonged as a stout, thin, narrow blade, armed on each side with a series of pointed teeth in sockets. Two large dorsal fins widely separated, first over pelvic-fin base; caudal fin well developed, with or without distinct ventral lobe. Tail stout and shark-like, not demarcated from body or trunk, with a longitudinal ridge along lower sides. Pectoral fins little enlarged, attached to posterior part of head, not reaching mouth and terminating anterior to origin of pelvic fins.
Similar Species: None.