Learn about Florida's smalltooth sawfish and the research that
biologists are doing to help protect this endangered species. This
section also contains information on how to report sawfish
sightings, which the FWC encourages citizens to do. Read more about
sawfish-including our recent publications.
Very little is known about this spectacular fish, so scientists at FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute initiated a research program to learn more.
Learn about smalltooth sawfish population, distribution, abundance, biology and ecology.
Researchers are studying the ecology and life history of the endangered smalltooth sawfish to aid recovery efforts.
The purpose of this project was to monitor smalltooth sawfish in
the Charlotte Harbor estuarine system to characterize sawfish size
distribution, seasonality and recruitment, spatial distribution,
habitat use, overall health, and movement patterns.
Sawfish are culturally important to many native societies around
the world. They are considered symbols of strength, spirituality,
A list of publications on sawfish research.
Do you have questions about sawfish? Read the sawfish FAQ for answers.