PDF | On Jan 1, , Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury and others published Status of the Ganges River Shark Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle, ). A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus. Jabado RW(1), Kyne PM(2), Nazareth E(3), Sutaria. Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Glyphis gangeticus – Ganges shark.

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Distinct pairing with embrace Ref. Since little is known about the behaviour of genuine freshwater river sharks, and since G. Gljphis, shortly afterwards, this ban was amended to cover only 10 species of chondrichthyans.

ganfeticus The species remains poorly known and very rare. The genus Carcharhinus Carcharhinidae. The Ganges shark, as its name suggests, is largely restricted to the rivers of eastern and northeastern India, particularly the Hooghly River of West Bengaland the GangesBrahmaputraand Mahanadi in BiharAssamand Odisharespectively.

Glyphis gangeticus, Ganges shark : fisheries

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. During a trip to India in the writer discovered an additional specimen of Ganggeticus.

Retrieved 12 January The Ganges shark has a horrific reputation as a maneater in the GangesHooghly system, but this is unproven see remarks below.

Its eyes are minute, suggesting that it may be adapted to turbid water with poor visibility, such as occurs in the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal. Although Garrick had not examined specimens of leucas glypis the Indian subcontinent, the writer found leucas material from Cochin and Bombay as well as the Hooghly specimen.


A specimen photographed in by ganfeticus history journalist Malaka Rodrigo at Negombo fish market in Sri Lanka prompted researcher Rex de Silva to speculate on whether the species could occasionally be carried south of its normal range by ocean currents.

Order Squatiniformes Angel sharks.

Ganges shark

Part 2 – Carcharhiniformes”. Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests. Also, a second dorsal fin that is about half the height of first dorsal is distinct to this species.

The Irrawaddy river shark is known only from a single museum specimen originally caught at the mouth of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmara brackish-water locality in a large, heavily silt -laden river lined with mangrove forests.

Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus. The teeth of the Ganges shark appear more suitable for fish -impaling and less useful for dismembering tough mammalian prey than the very stout teeth of the bull shark. Howard International Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan. Retrieved 3 February Japanese velvet dogfish Z. Overfishing, habitat degradation from pollutionincreasing river use, and management, including construction of dams and barrages, are the principle threats. Originally, the species was assigned a wide range in the Indo-West Pacific, but this was found to be mostly based on other species of requiem sharks, particularly members of the genus Carcharhinus.


Order Lamniformes Mackerel sharks. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Heath and Company, pp. Habitat degradation may pose a further threat to this shark, including water pollution and the clearing of mangrove trees for fuel, construction materials, and other products.

Grey nurse shark C. A longitudinal upper precaudal pit is seen, but no interdorsal ridge. A poorly known freshwater riverine and possibly inshore marine and estuarine shark.

Eucrossorhinus Tasselled wobbegong E. Sign our Guest Book. Compagno recommends an in-depth survey of fishing camps and landing sites, along with a sampling program in the Ganges system to determine the current status of this shark along with other gangetic elasmobranchs such as stingrays and sawfish.

River sharks are thought to be particularly vulnerable to habitat changes. Other Scientific Names Recently in Use: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Barcode of Life Data Systems. High to glyphus high vulnerability 67 of Rhincodon Whale shark R. Notes on the fishes of western New Guinea.