Pristiophorus lanae Ebert & Wilms, 2013
Lana’s Sawshark
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Family:  Pristiophoridae (Saw sharks)
Max. size:  66.9 cm TL (male/unsexed); 90 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 29 - 593 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  This slender bodied five-gilled sawshark is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: a narrow, relatively long rostrum, with a pre-oral length 27.5-30.6% TL; pre-barbel length 51-55% of pre-oral length; rostral width at nostrils 4.8-6.1 times pre-orbital length. Barbels located closer to the mouth than to rostral tip. First dorsal fin originates posterior to free rear tip of pectoral fin; lateral dermal denticles are unicuspidate, mostly flat, and imbricated; color uniform dark brown above, lighter below; no bars, blotches or other distinctive markings (Ref. 94800).
Biology:  Inhabits upper continental slopes in tropical waters (Ref. 94800).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 22 November 2019 (A2d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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