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Hannah naylor sawfish

  1. 1. sawfish BY:HANNAH NAYLOR GRADE 6 FESENDEN SCHOOL
  2. 2. SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION <ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: chondrich thyes </li></ul><ul><li>Sub class: elasmobranchii </li></ul><ul><li>Super order: batiodea </li></ul><ul><li>Order: pritisformes </li></ul><ul><li>Family: pritisdea </li></ul><ul><li>Genara: anoxypritis </li></ul>
  3. 3. HABITAT <ul><li>Found in tropical and sub tropical places in the atlantic and indo pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Sawfish live only in shallow muddy water and can be found both in fresh water and salt water </li></ul><ul><li>All sawfish have the ability to transition from salt water to fresh water </li></ul><ul><li>Places sawfish live is in australia and florida also can be found in tropical fresh waters </li></ul>
  4. 4. LIFE CYCLE <ul><li>Very little known about size, age maturity, and reproduction of sawfish in florida </li></ul><ul><li>Comes from an egg, but hatches inside its mother </li></ul><ul><li>Smalltooth sawfish are born in late spring through summer in south florida </li></ul><ul><li>Can be up to 20 young in one litter and each may measure between 1.5 and 2.5 feet </li></ul>
  5. 5. APPEARENCE <ul><li>Saw like rostrum (snout) </li></ul><ul><li>Snout is covered in electro sensitive pores that detect movement even under deep sea levels and underground </li></ul><ul><li>Looks like a flat headed shark </li></ul><ul><li>Skeleton made of cartilage </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes are undeveloped due to muddy habitat </li></ul>
  6. 6. PREDATORS <ul><li>Adult sawfish have very little predators </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodiles, large sharks, and marine mammals are known predators of even juvenile sawfish </li></ul>
  7. 7. DIET <ul><li>Sawfish feed on small schools of fish </li></ul><ul><li>They eat a smaller portion of larger fish </li></ul><ul><li>Also eats invertabrates and crusteceans </li></ul>
  8. 8. HOW DOES THIS ANIMAL CONTRIBUTE TO LIFE? <ul><li>this animal helps keep the ocean and lakes animal kingdom in balance </li></ul>
  9. 9. HOW HUMANS CONTINUE TO IMPACT THIS ANIMAL AND ITS ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>Humans keep polluting their waters </li></ul><ul><li>They hunt them for their meat and rich oils </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT CAN BE DONE? <ul><li>We can try to save the sawfish by not polluting their waters and not hunt them </li></ul>
  11. 11. FUN FACTS <ul><li>Sawfish are almost extinct </li></ul><ul><li>Sawfish are the number one sea fish on the U.S endangered list </li></ul><ul><li>Sawfish can grow up to 18 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Saw fishes saw are used as prized fisher mans trophies </li></ul>
  12. 12. REFRENCES <ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.ca </li></ul><ul><li>www.australiananimals.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ask.com </li></ul>

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