Historical Sawfish Photos

Pictured here is a commercial fisherman, Elisha Turner, and a portion of his catch. The photo was taken in 1926 in Venice (a portion of the Venice Inlet is at left).  A stamp in the lower right corner reads "Jay Brown - Venice Florida", who may have been the photographer.  The two sawfish on the left exibit fully formed claspers, indicating that these are mature males.  All three are smalltooth sawfish, and two additional sawfish were included in this day's catch. Courtesy, A. Stier and N. Turner.


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