Pristis pectinata grows to a maximum length of 7.6 m (25 feet), though it is more commonly observed at approximately 6 m (19.6 feet) (Simpfendorfer 2005). They may live longer than 30 years based on specimens held in public aquaria that lived in excess of 20 years (NMFS 2000).
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