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Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.

Petrie has or used to have 18 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Green Sawfish.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Green Sawfish

Green Sawfish

Pristis zijsron

Status: Vulnerable

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Pristis zijsron is found across 10 electorates.

Green Sawfish is a species of large ray from the family Pristidae. Green Sawfish have a shark-like body, a flattened head and an elongated snout or rostrum, which is studded with 24–28 pairs of unevenly-spaced rostral teeth. This tooth-studded rostrum is commonly described as the 'saw'. The first dorsal fin origin is slightly behind the pelvic fin origin and the lower lobe of the caudal fin is much shorter than half the length of the upper lobe. Green Sawfish are greenish brown or olive in colour on their upper surfaces and pale to white on their undersides. Mature adult Green Sawfish can grow to 5 m in length in Australian waters.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Changed surface and groundwater regimesChanged surface and groundwater regimes

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activitiesOverexploitation and other direct harm from human activities

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Petrie has or used to have 5 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Green Sawfish but they're just as important.

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