Eastern Australian sawshark

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Eastern Australian sawshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Pristiophoriformes
Family: Pristiophoridae
Genus: Pristiophorus
Species: P. peroniensis
Binomial name
Pristiophorus peroniensis
Yearsley, Last & White, 2008
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Range of Eastern Australian sawshark

The Eastern Australian sawshark, Pristiophorus peroniensis, is a sawshark of the family Pristiophoridae, found off southeastern mainland Australia at depths of between 100 and 630 m. Its length is up to 1.36 m.

Prior to its description in 2008, this species was known as Pristiophorus sp. A. This species is now considered to be a relative of Pristiophorus cirratus[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pristiophorus peroniensis" in FishBase. October 2013 version.