Creepy Animals

…they're really interesting.

Dec 3 2009

Underwater Curiosities: Sawshark

Sawshark swimming.

Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun.

This is so much worse than a Great White lurking on the beaches of Amity Island. Sawsharks are most obviously distinguished from other sharks by the row of teeth sticking out on either end of its long snout, which it uses to blade its victims.


Sawshark teeth.


Sawshark on Wikipedia

Sorry to tell you guys but you have 2 pictures here of sawfish, not sawsharks. Check your own link to Wikipedia on Sawsharks and you’ll find the following:
“Although they are similar in appearance, sawsharks are distinct from sawfish. Sawfish have a much larger maximum size, lack barbels, have evenly sized rather than alternating sawteeth, and have gill slits on their undersurface rather than on the side of the head.”
Just thought someone should let you guys know. 🙂

cool cool coll

just looks like our yellow brother eh.

Just get a hammerhead shark and you’ll have the makings of a proper set.

Yes, this is in fact a sawfish, not a sawshark. Sawfish are actually rays, if you can believe it! They are in the same family as sharks, as they both lack a skeleton of bones. And the long snout, or rostum, is NOT used to blade victims, but instead to dig through the sand for hidden prey, such as mollusks and crustaceans. The rostum is covered in millions of tiny ultra-sensitive pores, much like the barbels on the mouth of a bottom feeding shark, that allow it to detect prey hidden under the sand, and then with it’s long rostum it’s able to dig them out! And the ‘teeth’ on the rostum are not teeth at all, but denticles, which is the skin-lke materiel that covers a sharks body.

use it as a saw