Elusive, Unique Predators

Sawsharks are very unique looking sharks having a long saw-like snout edged with sharp teeth, making the 8 species easy to identify. These animals are found in many areas of the world, but their main distribution is in the warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. With a yellow-brown body covered in modest dark spots and blotches, they camouflage themselves easily along the bottom of the sandy ocean floor where they use the barbells on their snout to detect prey in the mud or sand. They then cripple their prey by side swiping them with their saw.


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