They cruise the bottom, using the barbels and ampullae of Lorenzini (sensing pores) on the saw to detect prey in mud or sand.
The blade-like snouts edged with teeth is used to slash and disable their prey. They have a tiny mouth requiring them to pulverize the food
tiny mouth with no teeth inside
Saw sharks can have on average 7 to 17 pups.
Young saw sharks are born fully developed but with folded teeth (to prevent serious injuries of mother during the birth)
They average 5 feet long but typically only weigh about 19 pounds
They are often hunted for their meat as well as their saw being a fisherman's prize.