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Meet Sawfish: A Family of Unique Rays that Need Conservation Attention

Sawfish are a group of rays that need conservation attention.

A sawfish. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Simon Fraser University Public Affairs and Media Relations)

You may not have heard of sawfish, an incredibly unique looking family of rays. As a flat fish with a long toothed snout (rostrum) lined with teeth that looks like a saw, sawfish have earned their name. Despite their large size (up to 20 feet long!) and those intimidating teeth, sawfish are in trouble.


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