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n. pl. sawfish or saw·fish·es
Any of various marine cartilaginous fishes of the family Pristidae, having a sharklike body and a long thin snout with teeth along both sides.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any sharklike ray of the family Pristidae of subtropical coastal waters and estuaries, having a serrated bladelike mouth



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any large, sharklike ray of the genus Pristis, living along tropical coasts and lowland rivers, with a bladelike snout edged with strong teeth.
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Noun1.sawfish - primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snoutsawfish - primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
family Pristidae, Pristidae - large primitive rays with elongated snouts
Pristis pectinatus, smalltooth sawfish - commonly found in tropical bays and estuaries; not aggressive


[ˈsɔːfɪʃ] N (sawfish or sawfishes (pl)) → pez m sierra
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Some of the families with the highest numbers of threatened species include the sawfishes, hammerhead sharks, wedge fishes, guitarfishes, and eagle rays, which have slow life histories least capable to withstand fishing pressure.
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.
Similarly, in Australia, researchers have recognized localized capture sites for juvenile sawfishes, including largetooth sawfish (P.
They also proposed that three ecologically significant and endangered Chondrichthyian species should be designated as "Iconic Species" which includes sawfishes, whale sharks and mobulids.
Unlike the other 500 or so species of layabouts in the ray and skate family--the stingrays, sawfishes and guitarfishes--for mantas, lying on the bottom, blending in with the environment or conserving energy isn't an option.