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Anoxypristis cuspidata (Latham, 1794)
NARROW SAWFISH
Triangle-tooth Sawfish; Oxypristis cuspidata Latham, 1794; Pristis cuspidatus Latham, 1794; Knifetooth Sawfish

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Species Anoxypristis cuspidata (Latham, 1794)

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Species Anoxypristis cuspidata (Latham, 1794)

Narrow Sawfish , Sawfish, Triangle-tooth Sawfish

 

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Introduction

In 2006 Anoxypristis cuspidata was listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, but is not currently listed in Australia.

 

Distribution

States

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Pilbara coast, WA (116°E) to Broad Sound, QLD (ca. 22°S); tropical, Indo-west Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, estuary, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

To 40 m.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [44]

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [24] (as Pristis cuspidatus )

Compagno, L.J.V. & Last, P.R. 1999. Families Pristidae, Rhinidae, Rhinobatidae, Platyrhinidae. pp. 1410-1432 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. [1413]

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [361]

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [295]

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia . Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [40] (as Pristis cuspidatus )

 

Common Name References

Compagno, L.J.V. & Last, P.R. 1999. Families Pristidae, Rhinidae, Rhinobatidae, Platyrhinidae. pp. 1410-1432 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. [1413] ( Narrow Sawfish )

Daley, R.K., Stevens, J.D., Last, P.R. & Yearsley, G.K. 2002. Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays . Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 84 pp. [37] (Sawfish)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [361] ( Narrow Sawfish )

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Narrow Sawfish )

Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas . Sydney : Angus & Robertson 211 pp. 63 figs. [132] (Triangle-tooth Sawfish)

 

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rhinopristiformes (Shovelnose rays) > Pristidae (Sawfishes)
Etymology: Anoxypristis: Greek, ana = up + Greek, oxy = sharp, pointed + Greek, pristis = saw (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 9859 ), usually ? - 40 m (Ref. 55270 ).   Tropical; 43°N - 20°S, 30°E - 160°E (Ref. 114953 )

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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia (Ref. 9859 ). Formerly common in the Western Central Pacific, apparently declining in some areas (Ref. 47737 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 246 - 282 cm
Max length : 470 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9859 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Greyish above, pale below; fins usually pale. Body shark-like, pectoral fins distinct; head flattened, with a blade-like snout bearing 18-22 pairs of lateral teeth; blade slender, not tapering distally. Nostrils very narrow with small nasal flaps. Rostral teeth short, flattened, broadly triangular, lacking a groove along posterior margins; no teeth on basal quarter of blade. Adults with widely spaced denticles, young with naked skin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found inshore, often in river deltas and estuaries; penetration well up rivers needs confirmation (Ref. 9859 ). Common in sheltered bays with sandy bottoms. More active swimmer than other sawfishes (Ref. 114953 ). Feeds on small fish, cuttlefish (Ref. 9859 ) and small benthic invertebrates such as prawns (Ref. 114953 ). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449 ). Most fecund sawfish, reported to reach sexual maturity at 2-3 years (Ref. 114953 ). Females have litters of approximately 12 pups (Ref. 114953 ). Generally harmless but its saw-like snout may cause serious injury when caught: it is known thrash violently and vigorously (Ref. 9859 ). Caught for its flesh and liver (which is rich in oil) in some parts of Asia (Ref. 6871 ). Maximum lengths of up to 610 cm TL are based on unconfirmed reports (Ref. 9859 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovoviviparous. Litter size from 6 to 23, young born in the spring (Ref. 9859 ).

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Mould, B. , 1994. A world list of rays. The scientific nomenclature and distribution of the recent Batoidea (Batoidea, Elasmobranchii, Chondrichthyes). University of Nottingham, [UK]. 82 p. (Ref. 8630 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Endangered (EN)  (A2cd); Date assessed: 07 April 2012

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Appendix I: International trade banned

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Appendix I & II: Endangered migratory species conserved through agreements

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 9859 )




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.6 - 29.1, mean 28.2 (based on 1982 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 1.0078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00196 - 0.01224), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.5   ±0.62 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Very high vulnerability (78 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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