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smalltoothSmalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) are fishes closely related to sharks and rays with skeletons composed of cartilage. Their distinctive rostrum has about 30 teeth on both sides used for defense and hunting prey. Southwest Florida estuaries have the greatest concentration of smalltooth sawfish in the world. Rookery Bay fisheries research has captured 36 different sawfish within the last 14 years, ten of them being recaptured at least once.

Learn more about smalltooth sawfish caught in the Reserve

Learn more about smalltooth sawfish listing status and natural history

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