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July 14, 2011
Largetooth sawfish to become second elasmobranch to receive Endangered Species Act protections

By WhySharksMatter, on July 13th, 2011 The Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis perotteti) is about to become the second elasmobranch protected by the Endangered Species Act, a welcome step in the conservation of these animals.  In addition to the slow growth, low number of offspring, and relatively late maturity which characterizes most elasmobranchs, another  biological feature contributes […]