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Bahamas Sawshark
Scientific Name:
Pristiophorus schroederi
Family Name:
up to 3.3 feet
bony fish, shrimp, squids, and crustaceans, depending on species.
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Bahamas Sawshark

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Bahamas Sawshark Description
  With its head shaking back and forth, the jagged edges of its saw slice and dice unfortunate prey. It catches a crustacean. A piece of flesh is still on its saw.

This saw shark's Latin name is pristiophoriformes. That's surely a long name. There is a saw shark called Bahamas sawshark and ranges down to 3,000 feet and looks for some prey.

The sawshark's diet is mostly of bony fish, small fish, crustaceans, and squid. The sawshark helps people and the other animals by eating these animals.

The sawshark can be found in the western Pacific, the western North Atlantic, the southern Atlantic, and the western Indian Oceans.

It is about one meter (3.3 feet) long, including its long snout. It is brown and its belly is white.

Don't go near a sawshark because you could frighten it, and it could cut you with its saw, but don't think it will swim at you and kill you.

The way you can tell the difference from a sawshark and a sawfish is by the color on the sawshark's back. It is brown and the color of the sawfish's back is a very light blue. Also the sawshark has two antennae out of the middle of its saw.

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