Dwarf sawfish

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Dwarf sawfish
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Pristis clavata
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Pristiformes
Family: Pristidae
Genus: Pristis
Species: P. clavata
Binomial name
Pristis clavata
Garman, 1906

The dwarf sawfish or Queensland sawfish, Pristis clavata, is a sawfish of the family Pristidae, found in tropical Australia. With a maximum length of approximately 1.4 metres (4.6 ft), this endangered species[1] is by far the smallest species in its family.

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  1. ^ Kyne, P.M., Rigby, C. & Simpfendorfer, C. (2013). "Pristis clavata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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