Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Pristiformes > Family: Pristidae > Genus: Pristis > Species: Pristis pectinata

Largetooth sawfish - Pristis pectinata Latham, 1794

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 4 international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Memorandum of understanding on the conservation of migratory sharks - under Bonn Convention (Sharks MOU)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)
Barcelona Convention Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (SPA/BD Protocol)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Destere baligi Turkish Fishbase
Espadarte-serra Portuguese Fishbase
Kammsägefisch German Fishbase
Largetooth sawfish English Fishbase
Ostatlantisk sågfisk Swedish Fishbase
Peixe-serra Portuguese Fishbase
Pejepeine Spanish Fishbase
Pesce sega Italian Fishbase
Pez espada Spanish Fishbase
Pez sierra Spanish Fishbase
Pez sierra común Spanish Fishbase
Pila drobnozebna Polish Fishbase
Poisson-scie tident French Fishbase
Prionópsaro Greek Fishbase
Requin-scie French Fishbase
Riba pila Serbian Fishbase
Sagarfiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Sägefisch German Fishbase
Sagfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Sågfisk Swedish Fishbase
Saharausku Finnish Fishbase
Savfisk Danish Fishbase
Savrokke Danish Fishbase
Small-tooth common sawfish English Fishbase
Smalltooth Sawfish English Fishbase
Smalltooth sawfish English Fishbase
Wide sawfish English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Pristis pectinatus Latham, 1794
Pristis granulosa Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Pristis antiquorum (non Latham, 1794)
Pristis occa (Duméril, 1865)
Pristis woermanni Fischer, 1884
Pristis evermanni Fischer, 1884
Pristis zijsron (non Bleeker, 1851)
Pristis leptodon Duméril, 1865
Pristis annandalei Chaudhuri, 1908
Pristis anandalei Chaudhuri, 1908
Pristis serra Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Pristis megalodon Duméril, 1865
Pristis acutirostris Duméril, 1865

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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