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Largetooth sawfish to become second elasmobranch to receive Endangered Species Act protections

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 13, 2011

The Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis perotteti) is about to become the second elasmobranch protected by the Endangered Species Act, a welcome step in the conservation of these animals. ¬†In addition to the slow growth, low number of offspring, and relatively late maturity which characterizes most elasmobranchs, another¬† biological feature contributes to sawfish being “among the most […]

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