Object photography

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On View East India Marine Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Saw shark, about 1830
  • H: 1 1/2 in, W: 13 in, D: 46 in (H: 3.8 cm, W: 33.0 cm, D: 116.8 cm)
  • EIMS3552.1
Sawfish blade, about 1830 Sawfish (Pristis pectinatus) Donor unkown, before 1831 EIMS3552.1 This blade is probably from the common sawfish (Pristis pectinatus). The "saw" of this relative of the shark and the ray can reach six feet in length.


East India Marine Society Collection


This is a saw fish blade. It is a flat snout with 17 teeth on one side and 19 teeth on the other side.

Exhibition History

  • East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum; November 15, 2013 through Present