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.