largetooth sawfish, Leichhardt's sawfish, freshwater sawfish (Pristis microdon)
English: Pristis microdon in Shanghai Aquarium
Deutsch: Leichhardts Sägerochen im Shanghai Aquarium
Date 24 August 2009
Author J. Patrick Fischer https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:J._Patrick_Fischer
The largetooth sawfish (Pristis microdon), also known as the Leichhardt's sawfish or freshwater sawfish, is a sawfish of the family Pristidae, found in shallow Indo-West Pacific oceans. As its relatives, it also enters freshwater. This species reaches a length of up to 7 metres. Reproduction is ovoviviparous. Recent evidence strongly suggests P. microdon is synonymous with P. pristis. Consequently, the IUCN removed P. microdon from their list, instead recognizing it as part of the critically endangered P. pristis. Order: Pristiformes, Family: Pristidae, Species: Pristis microdon Latham, 1794.