Anoxypristis cuspidata

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Knifetooth Sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidata)


Taxonavigation: Rhinopristiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Rhinopristiformes

Familia: Pristidae
Genus: Anoxypristis

Species: Anoxypristis cuspidata


Anoxypristis cuspidata (Latham, 1794)

  • Neotype: MNHN 0000-1250.
    • Type catalog: Séret & McEachran (1986), with neotype established by reference to Dingerkus in press; neotype questioned by Kottelat (2013).

Type locality: Malabar, India, Indian Ocean.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Narrow Sawfish, Pointed Sawfish, Knifetooth Sawfish
ไทย: ปลาฉนากจะงอยปากเล็ก


  • Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 27(Supplement 27): 1–663. Full issue (PDF). Reference page. 
  • Latham, J.F. 1794. An essay on the various species of sawfish. The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 2(25): 273–282, Pls. 26-27. reference page 
  • Séret, B. & McEachran, J.D. 1986. Catalogue critique des types de poissons du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. (Suite) Poissons batoïdes (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii, Batoidea). Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Ser. 4: Section A: Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie Animales, 8(4) Suppl.: 3-50. reference page