Sawfishes are a family of marine animals related to sharks and rays. Their most striking appearance is a long, toothy snout. They possess a cartilaginous skeleton and no swim bladder. They are the sole family Pristidae of the order Pristiformes, from the Greek and Latin pristis meaning "sawfish" (
They are not to be confused with sawsharks, which have a similar physical appearance.
All species of sawfish are considered endangered, or critically endangered and international trade is banned।
Smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata