• Sawfish also known as carpenter sharks are a family of rays.
  • They are characterized by long, narrow, flattened rostrum or nose extension, lined with sharp transverse teeth resembling saw.
  • Sawfish are closely related to sharks and have shark-shaped bodies, hence, they are also called flat sharks.
  • IUCN Status: Different Families of Sawfish are categorised in “Endangered” and “Critically Endangered”
  • It is also listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972

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