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Pristiophoridae (sawshark; subclass Elasmobranchii, order Squaliformes) A small family of sharks in which the long snout (rostrum) is formed into a flat blade equipped with teeth of uneven size. Sawsharks differ from Pristidae (sawfish) in having the gill slits on the side of the body and in possessing a pair of barbels located half-way along the snout. Some species are quite edible. There are about four species, found in African and Indo-Pacific waters.

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