Locally extinct species

List of locally extinct species


  • Pristis pristis and Pristis pectinata

No recent bycatch record or observation. The last record of a sawfish Pristis sp. taken in the Mediterranean dates back to 1959. According to the FAO, both species can be considered extinct in the Mediterranean Sea.

Pristis pristis (photo credit: Dean Thorbum)
Pristis pectinata (photo credit: NOAA)