SAWS and CLAWS
SAWS and CLAWS is the awesome joint-creature feature at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, featuring amazing Smalltooth Sawfish and HUGE Japanese Spider Crabs!
The highlights of our new SAWS and CLAWS creature feature are
undoubtedly our Smalltooth Sawfish. Measuring between 1.6 and 3
metres in length (the species can actually grow up to a staggering
7.6 metres!), our sawfish are a sight to be seen.
These evolutionary marvels have adapted to live in both salt and
fresh water, while their long saw-like rostrum (nose) has evolved
to expertly forage for food under the sandy, silty ocean floor.
Visitors will be able to see our sawfish gliding around the huge
Great Barrier Reef exhibit, with its vast viewing windows,
alongside hundreds of tropical fish and reef sharks.
Forming the other half of this awesome new exhibit are our
amazing Japanese Spider Crabs - the world's largest species of
crab - which, when fully grown, can reach a claw-to-claw legspan of
almost 4 metres! In the wild these giants of the deep are found at
depths of up to 800 metres, and although they look fierce and
intimidating due to their sheer size, they have a surprisingly
gentle temperament. The Japanese Spider Crabs can be found in the
new CLAWS exhibit area, just past the Mermaid Lagoon dugong
Smalltooth Sawfish: One of the ocean's most incredible animals!
Japanese Spider Crab: The world's largest species of crab - a true sea monster!