Largetooth Sawfish

Largetooth sawfish swimming.

About The Species

The largetooth sawfish has the largest historical range of all sawfish species, but its populations have dramatically declined worldwide. Largetooth sawfish and smalltooth sawfish are the two species of sawfish that have historically inhabited U.S. waters, though largetooth sawfish have not been found in the United States in 50 years. Both are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Under the ESA, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found.

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ESA Endangered

throughout its range

CITES Appendix I

throughout its range

Scientific Classification