Are the saw teeth on a saw fish sharp?



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    Yes.  The “teeth” on a sawfish (19 on each side) are called denticles.  Denticles are similar to scales, but are covered by hard enamel. Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, and is the outer covering of our teeth as well.  The sawfish uses these sharp denticles to stun or kill small baitfish.

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    Yes. Sawfish have a long, thin snout covered with small, sharp teeth. They are able to use it to cut their prey in half. It has also been recenty discovered that there are pores on the snout which sense electric fields. This enables the fish to detect when prey is nearby. 

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