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Pristis zijsron Bleeker, 1851
GREEN SAWFISH
Dindagubba; Great Sawfish; Green Saw-fish; Longcomb Sawfish; Narrow-snouted Sawfish; Narrowsnout Sawfish; Pristis zyjsron Bleeker, 1851

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Species Pristis zijsron Bleeker, 1851

Green Sawfish , Dindagubba, Dindagubba, Great Sawfish, Green Saw-fish, Longcomb Sawfish, Narrow-snouted Sawfish, Narrowsnout Sawfish, Sawfish

 

Miscellaneous Literature Names

 

Distribution

States

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.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

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)

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, freshwater, inshore.

 

General References

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

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. [1417]

Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes . Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd 880 pp. [61]

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [366]

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [298]

Macbeth, W.G., Vandenberg, M. & Graham, K.J. 2008. Identifying Sharks and Rays; A guide to Commercial Fishers . Sydney : New South Wales Department of Primary Industry pp. 71. [64]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part I. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 1–144 [21]

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20 : 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [14] (94)

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.

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [34] (114)

 

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. [1417] (FAO) (Longcomb Sawfish)

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes . Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. [73] ( Green Sawfish , Narrow-snouted Sawfish)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [366] (Dindagubba, Narrowsnout Sawfish)

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20 : 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [14] (Green Saw-fish)

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

Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas . Sydney : Angus & Robertson 211 pp. 63 figs. [130] (Great Sawfish)

Whitley, G.P. 1940. The Fishes of Australia. Part 1. The sharks, rays, devil-fish, and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand . Sydney : Roy. Zool. Soc. N.S.W. 280 pp. 303 figs. [175] (Dindagubba, Sawfish)

 

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rhinopristiformes (Shovelnose rays) > Pristidae (Sawfishes)
Etymology: Pristis: Greek, pristis = saw (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Bleeker .

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

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range 5 - 70 m (Ref. 114953 ).   Tropical; 30°N - 37°S, 20°E - 155°E (Ref. 114953 )

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964 ), 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. 114953 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 430 - ? cm
Max length : 730 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5578 ); common length : 550 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11228 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dark grey to blackish brown above, white to yellowish below (Ref. 11228 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Demersal on both insular and continental shelves, but now thought to be extinct through much if its original range (Ref. 114953 ). Inshore and intertidal species known to enter freshwater in some areas (Ref. 9859 ). Found in shallow bays, estuaries, and lagoons (Ref. 11228 ). Often on the bottom with its saw elevated at an angle to the body axis (Ref. 9859 ). Feeds on fishes and shellfishes (Ref. 58784 ). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449 ). 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. 114953 ). Flesh considered tasty (Ref. 11228 ).

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

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449 ).

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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. 9859 )

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