Sawfish rostrum

A rostrum that was taken from either the smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata, which inhabits only the Atlantic, and the green sawfish Pristis zijsron, which is found in the Indo-Pacific. The rostrum is attached to a piece of wood and is incredibly dirty. All of the teeth are white where attached to the rostrum and slowly turn grey when they reach their point. Several of the teeth are either chipped or worn.

Object Details

ID: AAB0219
Collection: Natural History
Type: Sawfish rostrum
Display location: Not on display
Places: Bristol
Date made: Unknown
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 51 mm x 1040 mm x 170 mm

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