|Collecting measurements from a mature male Narrow sawfish. The sawfish is being restrained by placing downward and sideways pressure on the two dorsal fins. A common technique used by fishers when handling sawfish and shovelnosed rays. Note the long claspers a characteristic depicting the animal as being male and mature.
Northern Australian Sharks & Rays: Determining feasibility of acoustic tag attachment and documenting short-term movements in Pristis zijsron (pdf)
Biology and cultural significance of the freshwater sawfish
(Pristis microdon) in the Fitzroy River
Kimberley, Western Australia (pdf)
Fish fauna of the Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of
Western Australia – including the Bunuba, Gooniyandi,
Ngarinyin, Nyikina and Walmajarri Aboriginal names (pdf)
Threatened fishes of the world: Pristis microdon (pdf)
Freshwater Sawfish Pristis microdon in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (pdf)
Sawfishes (Pristidae) from the Queensland Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia: a summary of fishery derived data
Queensland - Dugong, Marine Turtles, Manta Ray
South Aus - Western Blue Groper, Harlequin fish
Tasmania - Spotted Handfish
Victoria - Grey Nurse Shark
Catalyst, ABC TV, 27 September 2007
For the last few years, freshwater biologist Dr Dean Thorburn has been surveying the rivers of Northern Australia to assess our sawfish populations. Includes transcript and video.
Most Commonly Asked Sawfish Questions
Florida Museum of Natural History.