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Noun1.Pristis - type genus of the PristidaePristis - type genus of the Pristidae    
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Pristidae, Pristidae - large primitive rays with elongated snouts
Pristis pectinatus, smalltooth sawfish - commonly found in tropical bays and estuaries; not aggressive
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Three species of sawfish knife-tooth sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidatus), large-tooth sawfish (Pristis pristis) and large-comb sawfish (Pristis zijsron) have been reported from Pakistan.
Poulakis, "Age and Growth of Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata) Verified with LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Vertebrae," PLoS ONE, vol.
A Future for a Forgotten Predator: Assessment of the Global and Regional Legal Frameworks for Protection and Recovery of the Caribbean Sawfishes Pristis Pristis and Pristis Pectinata and Recommendations for the Course Forward, Dalhousie University.
Endangered (EN) and critically endangered (CR) species comprised six fishes and reptiles, namely, Narcine bancroftii and Pristis pectinata (CR) and Sphyrna lewini, S.
Research on the smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) has shown that areas of estuarine nurseries, called hotspots, are used consistently.
Concerns over bycatch of another protected species, smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, resulted in a partnership to test the ability of electronic technology to monitor interactions in 2013.
Biological and cultural significance of the freshwater sawfish (Pristis microdon) in the Fitzroy River, Kimberley, Western Australia.
The rare occurrence of Carcharhinus and Pristis, both taxa confined today to warm-temperate to tropical waters, in the temperate waters of Early Eocene in Antarctica indicates that both were not primary inhabitants but migrated along open trans-equatorial seaways into Southern Hemisphere waters (Kriwet 2005).
But Barbara Wueringer of the University of Western Australia in Crawley got a rare chance for a more natural look at a freshwater sawfish, Pristis microdon, in tanks in Australia just after the fish were collected from the wild.