saw shark


saw shark

      any of about four species of long-snouted marine sharks of the family Pristiophoridae. Saw sharks are found off South Africa, Australia, and eastern Asia and are characterized by a long, slender, sawlike snout equipped with sharp, toothlike projections on each edge. They resemble the rays known as sawfishes but have a pair of barbels on the underside of the saw and have gill slits on the sides of the head, not underneath.

      Saw sharks grow to a maximum of about 1 m (3 feet) long. They feed on fish, striking and cutting their prey with their saws, but are harmless to humans. There are two genera of saw sharks: Pliotrema, with six pairs of gill openings, and Pristiophorus, with five.

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  • saw shark — noun : any of several small sharks (family Pristiophoridae) found along the shores of southern Africa, eastern Asia, and Australia and having a snout like that of a sawfish but smaller teeth not embedded in sockets and lateral rather than ventral …   Useful english dictionary

  • saw shark — /ˈsɔ ʃak/ (say saw shahk) noun a shark, Pristiophorus cirratus, having an elongate snout with laterally projecting spines, differing from saw fish in having two tentacles placed halfway along the saw and gills on the side of the head rather than… …   Australian English dictionary

  • common saw shark — pietinis pjūklaryklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pristiophorus cirratus angl. common saw shark; five gilled saw shark; long nosed saw shark rus. южный пилонос ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • five-gilled saw shark — pietinis pjūklaryklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pristiophorus cirratus angl. common saw shark; five gilled saw shark; long nosed saw shark rus. южный пилонос ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • long-nosed saw shark — pietinis pjūklaryklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pristiophorus cirratus angl. common saw shark; five gilled saw shark; long nosed saw shark rus. южный пилонос ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Japanese saw shark — japoninis pjūklaryklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pristiophorus japonicus angl. Japanese saw shark; saw shark rus. акула пилонос; японский пилонос ryšiai: platesnis terminas – penkiažiauniai… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • short-nosed saw shark — australinis pjūklaryklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pristiophorus nudipinnis angl. short nosed saw shark; southern saw shark rus. австралийский пилонос; южная акула пилонос ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • southern saw shark — australinis pjūklaryklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pristiophorus nudipinnis angl. short nosed saw shark; southern saw shark rus. австралийский пилонос; южная акула пилонос ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Bahamas saw shark — amerikinis pjūklaryklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pristiophorus schroederi angl. Bahamas saw shark rus. багамский пилонос; пилонос Шрёдера ryšiai: platesnis terminas – penkiažiauniai… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas


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