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Saw shark Gallery

"I caught a Saw Shark! You could call it a Sea Saw!" —New Horizons

The saw shark (ノコギリザメ, Nokogirizame?) is a finned fish introduced in New Leaf.

Donation to the museum[]

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"Saw sharks got their name from their long head lined with spike-like teeth much like a chain-saw blade. Sensors located below their mouths detect prey as they press their flat bodies against the seabed to search. They will sometimes swing their 'saws' wildly amid a school of fish, catching any that are struck."

In New Horizons[]

Upon donation or selecting "tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"As you might expect from the name, the saw shark is a shark with a head that resembles a saw. This unusual appendage is used both to dig potential prey out of the sand and as a weapon against said prey. Given that, it seems like a more appropriate name would have been "shovel-sword shark," eh wot?"

Capture Quotes[]

"I caught a saw shark! And yet it didn't see me coming!" —New Leaf
"I caught a saw shark! You could call it a sea saw!" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information[]

New Leaf[]

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a saw shark! And yet it didn't see me coming!"
Size 60 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season June to September

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a Saw Shark! You could call it a Sea Saw!"
Habitat Ocean
Months active (north) June-September
Months active (south) December-March

Further information[]

Main article: Sawshark on Wikipedia
Longnose Sawshark

A real-life saw shark

Saw sharks have long blade-like snouts edged with teeth, which they use to slash and disable their prey. The sharks typically feed on fish, squid, and crustaceans, depending on species. They cruise the bottom, using the saw to detect prey in mud or sand, then hit victims with side-to-side swipes of the saw, crippling them.

In other languages[]

Saw shark
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ノコギリザメ Nokogirizame -
France French Requin scie -
Spain Spanish Pez sierra -
Germany German Sägehai -
Italy Italian Squalo sega -
The Netherlands Dutch Zaaghaai -
Russia Russian Акула-пилонос Akula-pilonos -
China Chinese 锯鲨/鋸鯊 Jùshā -
South Korea Korean 톱상어 Topsangeo -

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