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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered, distinct population segment

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 2003

CRITICAL HABITAT: 840,472 acres off southwestern Florida designated 2009

RECOVERY PLAN: 2009

RANGE: South Florida waters between the Caloosahatchee River and the Florida Keys

THREATS: Gillnet fishing and the destruction and modification of mangrove forests

POPULATION TREND: The total population of smalltooth sawfish is estimated to have declined by 95 percent.

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/David Iliff under the Gnu free documentation license