Definition of Pristis pectinatus
1. Noun. Commonly found in tropical bays and estuaries; not aggressive.
Generic synonyms: Sawfish
Group relationships: Genus Pristis, Pristis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pristis Pectinatus
Literary usage of Pristis pectinatus
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1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"pristis pectinatus Latham. SAWFISH. An annual visitor at Cape Lookout in small numbers only. It is usually found in the breakers of Lookout Shoals. ..."
2. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"The Saw-fishes shown are Pristis cuspidatus, 100, in Wall- case 3, Pristis pectinatus, 1137, hanging from the rail opposite Wall-case 5, and a large Pristis ..."
3. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The sawfishes are found chiefly in river-mouths of tropical America and West Africa: pristis pectinatus in the West FIG. 148.—Sawfish, pristis pectinatus ..."
4. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The sawfish, pristis pectinatus (Fig. 364), lives in tropical seas and is abundant in the Gulf of Mexico. It reaches a length of from ten to twenty feet. ..."