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|Ocean, Island||12,000 Bells|
|60 in. (160 cm)||Huge (with fin)|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|June to September||4 pm to 9 am|
|Scientific name||Pristiophorus japonicus|
|Regional names|| Requin scie |
- "I caught a saw shark! And yet it didn't see me coming!" —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."
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.