How well could you eat with a saw on your face? If you were a sawshark, you couldn’t eat without one! Sawsharks are named for their long snouts, which have sharp teeth protruding from either side. They attack their prey by slashing these “saws” from side to side, cutting into the fish they intend to eat. Be careful not to confuse sawsharks with sawfish, which are actually a type of ray. Sawfish feed the same way, but are much bigger than the typical 5 feet (1.5 meters) length of a sawshark and have gills on the undersides of their heads rather than on either side.