Sadly, all known species of sawfish are listed as either endangered or critically endangered on the IUCN’s red list. They are greatly removed from the original endemic range, and it’s estimated that their numbers are nearly 10% of what they once were. They are fished both intentionally and accidentally, although catching any type of sawfish is illegal in areas like the United States and Australia.
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 26 L x 8.80 W x 3.8 H
- Size in in: 10.24 L x 3.46 W x 1.5 H
All species of sawshark are either endangered or critically endangered and many countries, including the United States (although only the smalltooth species are currently found in US waters), have strict laws for their protection. It has been half a century since the largetooth has been seen in the US.