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Species profile—Pristis pristis (freshwater sawfish)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes) → Pristidae (sawfishes) → Pristis pristis (freshwater sawfish)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes)
Family
Pristidae (sawfishes)
Scientific name
Pristis pristis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common name
freshwater sawfish
WildNet taxon ID
22611
Synonym(s)
Pristis microdon
Alternate name(s)
swordfish
Common sawfish
river sawfish
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Dependant Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Aquatic & Marine

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=22611

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
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