Pristis microdon

Scientific name Pristis microdon
Descriptor Latham
Year of description 1794
IUCN category CR
Family pristidae
Genus Pristis
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Pristis microdon is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    500 cm
  • Maximum size
    700 cm
  • Longevity
    30 year
  • Average size
    500 cm
  • Maximum size
    700 cm
  • Longevity
    30 year

How to recognize Pristis microdon ?

Pristis microdon measures between 500 and 700 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly blanc and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Pristis microdon is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although Pristis microdon is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

Pristis microdon is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

Where to see this species?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 10 m

Biotope presentation

Pristis microdon is most often found at a depth between 0m and 10m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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