New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
Coral Bay, WA to Sydney, NSW, and one record from Glenelg, SA; tropical, Indo-west Pacific.
Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)
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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref.
), Red Sea and east to South Africa, western India Sri Lanka, Laos to Papua New Guinea, south to New South Wales, western to eastern Australia (Ref.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
, range 430 - ? cm
Max length : 730 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
); common length : 550 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
Dark grey to blackish brown above, white to yellowish below (Ref.
Demersal on both insular and continental shelves, but now thought to be extinct through much if its original range (Ref.
). Inshore and intertidal species known to enter freshwater in some areas (Ref.
). Found in shallow bays, estuaries, and lagoons (Ref.
). Often on the bottom with its saw elevated at an angle to the body axis (Ref.
). Feeds on fishes and shellfishes (Ref.
). Ovoviviparous (Ref.
). Reaches maturity after 9 years. Females have litters of approximately 12 pups. Maturity size unclear, possibly near 430 cm TL; born at approximately 80 cm TL (Ref.
). Flesh considered tasty (Ref.
Compagno, L.J.V. and P.R. Last
, 1999. Pristidae. Sawfishes. p. 1410-1417. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO identification guide for fishery purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO, Rome. (Ref.