Below is a reasonably complete list of literature on living pristid sawfishes worldwide, with emphasis on the smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata. We have made an effort to include both scientific and popular articles and books. We have excluded newspaper articles due to the very limited and often unreliable information this media contains. If you notice anything important missing, please notify us via e-mail using the button at the bottom of the page.
LIVING PRISTID LITERATURE
Adams, W. F. 1996. Where have all the sawfishes gone? Living Oceans News. Summer, 1,5.
Adams W. F. and C. Wilson. 1995. The status of the smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata Latham 1794 (Pristiformes: Pristidae) in the United States. Chondros 6:1–5.
Alava, M. N. R., J. P. A. Gaudiano, J. A. T. Utzurrum, E. E. C. Capuli, M. T. R. Aquino, M. A. Luchavez-Maypa, and M. D. Santos. 2014. Pating Ka Ba? An Identification Guide to Sharks, Batoids, and Chimaeras of the Philippines. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Quezon City, Philippines; and Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Taguig City, Philippines. PDF
Allen, G. R. 1991. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of New Guinea. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Almada-Villela, P. C. 2002. Pilot fisheries socio-economic survey of two coastal areas in eastern Sabah. Pp. 33–45 In: S. L. Fowler, T. M. Reed and F. A. Dipper (eds.) Elasmobranch Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, Proceedings of the International Seminar and Workshop, Sabah, Malaysia, July 1997. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 25, IUCN, Cambridge, UK.
Anonymous. 1918. A three-hour battle with a 500 pound sawfish. The Literary Digest 57(8):70–71.
Anonymous. 1940. Dangerous sawfish is captured with wire noose by Ross Allen. Life 1940 Dec 2:106–109.
Anonymous. 1948. A new sawfish. Hobbies—The Magazine for Collectors 1948 Feb:136.
Anonymous. 1949. Shark and sawfish from fresh-water lake. Turtox News [May 1949]. 27(5):122. PDF (mentions the occurrence of sawfish [Pristis pristis] in Lake Izabal, Guatemala. Incl. photo)
Anak, N. A. 2002. An overview of sharks in world and regional trade. Pp. 25–32 In: S. L. Fowler, T. M. Reed and F. A. Dipper (eds.) Elasmobranch Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, Proceedings of the International Seminar and Workshop, Sabah, Malaysia, July 1997. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 25, IUCN, Cambridge, UK.
Barnard, K. H. 1947. A Pictorial Guide to South African Fishes, Marine and Freshwater. Maskew Miller Limited, Cape Town, South Africa.
Barrett, O. W. 1928. Shark fishing in the West Indies. The Scientific Monthly 27(2):125–133.
Bauer, E. A. Mystery monster. 1959. Field & Stream 63(10):61, 119–121.
Baughman, J. L. 1943. Notes on sawfish, Pristis perotteti Müller and Henle, not previously reported from the waters of the United States. Copeia 1943:43–48.
Baughman, J. L. 1950. Random notes on Texas fishes. The Texas Journal of Science 2(1):117–138.
Baughman, J. L. 1952. The marine fishes of Texas, the sawfishes. Texas Game and Fish 10(4):28–29.
Bearden, C. M. 1965. Contributions from Bears Bluff Laboratories, No. 42: Elasmobranch Fishes of South Carolina. Bears Bluff Laboratories, Wadmalaw Island, SC.
Beveridge, I. and R. A. Campbell. 2005. Three new genera of trypanorhynch cestodes from Australian elasmobranch fishes. Systematic Parasitology (60):211–224.
Bigelow, H. B. and W. C. Schroeder. 1953. Sawfishes, guitarfishes, skates and rays. Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Mem. Sears Found. Mar. Res.1, Part 2, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Bleeker, P. 1851. Vijfde bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Borneo, met beschrijving van eenige nieuwe soorten van zoetwatervisschen. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 2:415–442.
Bleeker, P. E. A. 1869. Enumberatio Specierum Piscium Hucusque in Archipelago Indico Observatarum. Bataviae, Typis Langii & Soc.
Bleher, H. 1984. The Australian freshwater sawfish. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 32(1):8–14.
Boeseman, M. 1956. Fresh-water sawfishes and sharks in Netherlands New Guinea. Science 123(3189):223–224.
Böhlke, J. E. and C. C. G. Chaplin. 1968. Fishes of the Bahamas and Adjacent Tropical Waters. Acad. Nat. Sciences Phil., Wynnewood, PA.
Bonfil, R. 2016. Identification Guide to Common Sharks and Rays of the Caribbean. FishFinder Programme, Marine and Inland Fisheries Branch, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. PDF
Bonfil, R., O. U. Mendoza-Vargas, M. Ricano-Soriano, P. Y. Palacios-Barreto, and N. Bolano-Martinez. 2017. Former widespread abundance and recent downfall of sawfishes in Mexico as evidenced by historical photographic and trophy records. Fisheries 42(5):256–259. Link to article
Borrell, A. L. Cardona, R. P. Kumarran, and A. Aguilar. 2010. Trophic ecology of elasmobranchs caught off Gujarat, India, as inferred from stable isotopes. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsq170. PDF
Boschung, H. T. 1992. Catalogue of Freshwater and Marine Fishes of Alabama. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
Brandney, D.R., A. Davidson, S.P. Evans, B.E. Wueringer, D.L. Morgan, and P.D. Clausen. 2017. Sawfishes stealth revealed using computational fluid dynamics. Journal of Fish Biology doi:10.1111/jfb.13255. Link to abstract
Breder, C. M., Jr. 1928. The fishes of the Rio Chucunaque drainage, eastern Panama. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 57:91–176. PDF
Breder, C. M., Jr. 1929. Field Book of Marine Fishes of the Atlantic Coast. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY.
Breder, C. M., Jr. 1952. On the utility of the saw of the sawfish. Copeia 1952:90–92.
Breder, C. M, Jr. and D. E. Rosen. 1966. Modes of Reproduction in Fishes. Reprint. T. F. H. Publications, Jersey City, NJ.
Briggs, J. C. 1958. A list of Florida fishes and their distribution. Bull. Fl. St. Mus. Biol. Sci. 2: 223–318.
Brown, H. H. 1945 (?). The Fisheries of the Windward & Leeward Islands. Development and Welfare in the West Indies, Bulletin No. 20. 98 pp + 2 maps.
Burgess, G. H. and T. H. Curtis. 2003. Temporal reductions in the distribution and abundance of U.S. Atlantic sawfishes (Pristis spp.) [abstract]. In: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists; 2003 Jun x–xx; Manaus, Brazil.
Caira, J. N. 1990. Metazoan parasites as indicators of elasmobranch biology. p.71–96. In: Pratt, H. L., S. H. Gruber, and T. Taniuchi (eds.) Elasmobranchs as Living Resources: Advances in the Biology, Ecology, Systematics, and the Status of the Fisheries, Proceedings of the Second United States–Japan Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, 9–14 December 1987. NOAA Technical Report NMFS 90.
Camelli, G. J. and D. J. Petiver. 1704. De Piscubus, Moluscis and Crustaceis Philippensibus. Philosophical Transactions 24(1704):2043–2080.
Camhi, M., S. L. Fowler, J. A. Musick, A. Brautigam, and S. V. Fordham. 1998. Sharks and their Relatives – Ecology and Conservation. IUCN/SSC Shark Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Carlson, J. K. and I. E. Baremore. 2003. The Directed Shark Gillnet Fishery: Catch and Bycatch, 2003. National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Panama City, FL.
Carlson, J. K. and J. Osborn. 2012. Relative abundance of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) based on the Everglades National Park creel survey. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS‑SEFSC-626, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Panama City, FL.
Carlson, J. K. and C. A. Simpfendorfer. 2014. Recovery potential of smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, in the United States determined using population viability models. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems DOI:10.1002/aqc.2434.
Carlson, J. K., J. Osborne, and T. W. Schmidt. 2007. Monitoring the recovery of smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, using standardized relative indices of abundance. Biological Conservation 136(2):195–202.
Carlson, J. K., S. J. B. Gulak, C. A. Simpfendorfer, R. D. Grubbs, J. G. Romine, and G. H. Burgess. 2013. Movement patterns and habitat use of smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, determined using pop-up satellite archival tags. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24(1):104–117.
Carpenter, K. E. and V. H. Niem. 1999. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes: The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 3: Batoid fishes, Chimaeras, and Bony Fishes, Part 1. FAO, Rome, Italy. 1398–2068 pp.
Carvalho-Filho, A. 1999. Peixes: Costa Brasileira. São Paulo, Melro.
Caton, J.D. 1879. Capture of a saw-fish. The American Naturalist, an Illustrated Magazine of Natural History 13:654.
Cavanagh, R. D., P. M. Kyne, S. L. Fowler, J. A. Musick, and M. B. Bennett, editors. 2003. The Conservation Status of Australasian Chondrichthyans. Report of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and Australia and Oceania Regional Red List Workshop; 2003 Mar 7–9; Queensland, Australia.
Chapman, D. D., C. A. Simpfendorfer, T. R. Wiley, G. R. Poulakis, C. Curtis, M. Tringali, J. K. Carlson, and K. A. Feldheim. 2011. Genetic diversity despite population collapse in a critically endangered marine fish: the smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata). Journal of Heredity 102(6):643–652. http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/09/15/jhered.esr098.full
Charvet-Almeida, P. 2002. Sawfish trade in the north of Brazil. Shark News [Newsletter of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group]. 14:9.
Cheung, P. J. and R. F. Nigrelli. 1983. Dermophthirioides pristidis n. gen., n. sp. (Microbothriidae) from the skin and Neoheterocotyle ruggierii n. sp. (Monocotylidae) from the gills of the smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata. Transactions of the American Microscopy Society 102:129–134.
Chidlow, J. A. 2007. First record of the freshwater sawfish, Pristis microdon, from southwestern Australian waters. Records of the Western Australian Museum 23:307–308.
Chirichigno, N. F. 1963. Estudio de la fauna ictiológica de los esteros y parte baja de los ríos del Departamento de Tumbes [Perú]. Servicio de Pesqueria, Peru 22:1–87.
Chisthom, L. A. and I. D. Whittington. 2000. A new species of Neoheterocotyle Hargis, 1955 (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) from the gills of Pristis clavata Garman (Pristidae) from Darwin, Australia. Systematic Parasitology. 46:93–98.
Christensen, R. F. 1965. An Ichthyological Survey of Jupiter Inlet and Loxahatchee River, Florida [Thesis]. Florida State University.
Clark, S., G. Violetta, A. Henningsen, V. Reischuck, P. Mohan, and J. Keyon. 2003. Growth in captive smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata [abstract]. In: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists; 2003 Jun x–xx; Manaus, Brazil.
Clippinger, D. H. 1988. Rostral tooth regeneration of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata). [abstract]. In: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists; 1988 Xxx x–xx; Ann Arbor, MI.
Clippinger, D. H. 1993. Observations of rostral tooth regrowth in smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata. Drum and Croaker, A Highly Irregular Journal for the Public Aquarist. 24(1):5–7.
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Compagno, L. J. V. and S. F. Cook. 1995. The exploitation and conservation of freshwater elasmobranchs: status of taxa and prospects fo the future. J. Aquaricult. Aquat. Sci. 7:62–90.
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Compagno, L. J. V. and P. R. Last. 1999. Pristidae. Sawfishes. Pp. 1410–1417. In: K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.), FAO identification guide for fishery purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO, Rome.
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Dahlberg, M. D. 1976. Guide to Coastal Fishes of Georgia and Nearby States. University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA.
Davies, D. H. 1963. The story of Sally the sawfish. South African Association for Marine Biological Research 1963(4):10–13.
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Deynat, P. P. 2005. New data on the systematics and interrelationships of sawfishes (Elasmobranchii, Batoidea, Pristiformes). J. Fish Biol. 2005(66):1447–1458.
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