Image: Common Sawshark Illustration

Common Sawshark Illustration

Common Sawsharks live on or near the sea floor, at depths of 40 m to 310 m.

Creator:
Andrew Howells
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Common Sawsharks live on or near the sea floor, at depths of 40 m to 310 m.

Common Sawsharks eat schools of small bony fishes, crabs and lobsters.

They catch their food by using their saw-shaped snout to search the sea bottom and to slash and stun fish and crustaceans. They eat the injured ones.

Common Sawsharks' teeth stick out from their snout and are long and pointed. In their mouth they have short teeth.

Common Sawsharks can grow up to 1.3 m long.

Common Sawsharks can give birth to 12 live young at a time.

Common Sawsharks are harmless.

Common Sawsharks have their replaceable saw teeth folded back until they are born, so they do not hurt their mother when they are inside her body.

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