Pristiophorus delicatus  Yearsley, Last & White, 2008

Tropical sawshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Pristiophoriformes (Saw sharks) > Pristiophoridae (Saw sharks)
Etymology: Pristiophorus: Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335);  delicatus: Name refers to the finr, delicate ('delicatus') rostral teeth on the elongated rostrum..   More on author: Last.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 246 - 405 m (Ref. 76934).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76934); 84.5 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This small species possess the following characters: nostril to barbel origin is 3.2-3.7 times mouth to nostril; prenasal length 1.7-1.8 times the prebarbel length; preoral length 2.1-2.4 times the interdorsal space; pectoral anterior margin 1.2-1.5 times the dorsal-caudal space; dorsal caudal margin 4.4-5.0 times caudal fin depth; width of mouth 2.7-3.7 times the length spiracle; color dorsally pale to medium yellowish brown, ventrally pale whitish to yellowish; 49-55 monospondylous centra; 50-54 precaudal diplospondylous centra; 149-156 total vertebral centra (Ref. 76934).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Yearsley, G.K., P.R. Last and W.T. White, 2008. A new species of sawshark, Pristiophorus delicatus sp. nov. (Pristionphoriformes: Pristiophoridae), from Northeastern Australia. pp. 23-33. In P.R. Last, W.T. White and J.J. Pogonoski (eds). Descriptions of new Australian chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22. 365 p. (Ref. 76934)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.8 - 18.9, mean 13 (based on 19 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .