- Final Rule (79 FR 73978, December 12, 2014)
- Proposed Rule (78 FR 33300, June 4, 2013)
- 90-day Finding (76 FR 12308, March 7, 2011)
About the Species
The green sawfish belongs to a group of fish—called elasmobranchs—that includes rays, skates, and sharks. The green sawfish is listed as endangered throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act.
ESA Endangered - Foreign
- Throughout Its Range
Behavior and Diet
Where They Live
Lifespan & Reproduction
In the Spotlight
The green sawfish is listed as endangered throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act.
In 2010, NOAA Fisheries received a petition to list six species of sawfish, including the green sawfish, as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. In our 90-day finding, we concluded that the petitioned action may be warranted. After completing a status review, we proposed to list five species as endangered and requested comments from the public. In December 2014, NOAA Fisheries listed five species of sawfish, including the green sawfish, as endangered under the ESA.