Pristis pristis


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Citation: Kyne, P.M., Carlson, J. & Smith, K. 2013. Pristis pristis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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