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Freshwater sawfish

Scientific namePristis microdon
Size Range
  • Common length — 150cm
  • Maximum length — 600cm
Size limits on takesNo take
Possession limits on takes
  • No take
  • Freshwater sawfish are protected throughout Queensland and are therefore prohibited from being in anyone's possession without a permit
Description
  • large ray-like fish with distinctly saw -like snout, usually with 18 teeth on each side
  • brown -olive dorsally, white underneath
Distribution
  • relatively uncommon
  • coastal drainages in northern Australia
  • sometimes upstream freshwater creeks