The Sawfish, a ray, is an Elasmobranch and like its fellow group members (sharks, rays and skates) has a cartilaginous skeleton. It uses its saw (characterized by toothlike structures called denticles) for defense and for feeding by slashing its saw from side to side along the ocean floor, dislodging prey and likely by slashing through schools of fish, stunning or injuring them before consuming them via the ventral mouth. The largest species has been documented to weigh in at over 5,000lbs…

The Sawfish, a ray, is an Elasmobranch and like its fellow group members (sharks, rays and skates) has a cartilaginous skeleton. It uses its saw (characterized by toothlike structures called denticles) for defense and for feeding by slashing its saw from side to side along the ocean floor, dislodging prey and likely by slashing through schools of fish, stunning or injuring them before consuming them via the ventral mouth. The largest species has been documented to weigh in at over 5,000lbs…

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