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Green sawfish

Other namesNarrowsnout sawfish
Scientific namePristis zijsron
Size Range
  • Common length — 80–500cm
  • Maximum length — 700cm
Size limits on takesNo take
Possession limits on takes
  • No take
  • Green sawfish are protected throughout Queensland and are therefore prohibited from being in anyone's possession without a permit
Description
  • large slender sawfish
  • green-brown or olive on the upper body and pale below
  • rough to touch
Frequent MisidentificationDwarf sawfish
Distribution
  • inshore/offshore
  • juveniles found inshore in foreshores and embayments
  • adults found in deeper shelf waters and seasonally inshore