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Saw Shark
ノコギリザメ Nokogirizame
Location Price
Ocean, Island 12,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
60 in. (160 cm) Huge with fin
Time of year Time of day
June to October 4 pm to 9 am
Scientific name Pristiophorus japonicus
Family Pristiophoridae
Appearances NL
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Requin scie
Flag of Spain Pez sierra
Flag of Italy small Squalo sega
Flag of Germany small Sägehai
"I caught a saw shark! And yet it didn't see me coming!" —New Leaf

The saw shark (ノコギリザメ, Nokogirizame?) is a finned fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Donating to the museum

In New Leaf

In New Leaf an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"Saw sharks got their name from their long head lined with spike-like teeth much like a chain-saw blade. Sensors located below their mouths detect prey as they press their flat bodies against the seabed to search. They will sometimes swing their 'saws' wildly amid a school of fish, catching any that are struck."

Encyclopedia information

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a saw shark! And yet it didn't see me coming!"
Size 60 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season June to September


Further information


A real sawshark

Sawsharks have long blade-like snouts edged with teeth, which they use to slash and disable their prey. The sharks typically feed on fish, squid, and crustaceans, depending on species. They cruise the bottom, using the saw to detect prey in mud or sand, then hit victims with side-to-side swipes of the saw, crippling them.

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