Scientific name: Pristis microdon
Sawfishes constitute a family of rays and are known for their long, narrow, and flattened rostrum, which is lined with sharp teeth in a manner that resembles a saw. This saw is an extension of the skull. It is made up of cartilage and is covered in skin. The number of teeth can vary depending on the species and can be anywhere from 14 to 37 teeth per side.
Sawfishes are among the largest species of fish on the planet and can reach a length of up to 7.6 metres. These fishes can be spotted around the world, inhabiting tropical and subtropical areas in coastal marine and brackish estuarine waters, along with freshwater rivers and lakes.
Unfortunately, these magnificent creatures are critically endangered. This is furthered by the relatively slow breeding speed of this species. Interestingly, sawfishes give live births, instead of laying eggs. They usually feed on other fishes and invertebrates that they detect and hunt using their saw.
This particular specimen is special because they saw that it harbours is real. The rest of the body is made through the process of casting wherein the body of this specimen was made through the impression of a real sawfish.