Sawshark Don't try to pick my nose!

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.

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Anna Maglov

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