Sawfish saw in action

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2012

This movie clip shows a sawfish feeding.

Sawfishes can slash from side to side with the rostrum to stun, impale or even cut prey fishes in half.  The rostrum can also pin fishes to the substrate where they are ingested.

Green Sawfish, Pristis zijsron

Green Sawfish, Pristis zijsron
Photographer: Amanda Hay © Australian Museum

For more information go to the Discover Magazine site.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Sawfish, saw, Pristidae,