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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A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus.

Mitsukurina Goblin shark M. A longitudinal upper precaudal pit is seen, but no interdorsal ridge. Order Heterodontiformes Bullhead sharks. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus. Thus there are two species of sharks in the Hooghly River, and, with the well-known affinities of C.

Glyphis gangeticus

Distinct pairing with embrace Ref. Order Squatiniformes Angel sharks. Largespine velvet dogfish P. Retrieved 12 October These factors make the Ganges shark populations vulnerable to even relatively low levels of exploitation, such as sport angling or gill netting.

A widespread, albeit widely dispersed, gangetlcus fishery exists for both local consumption and international trade. Stegostoma Zebra shark S. The Ganges shark has a horrific reputation as a glypbis in the GangesHooghly system, but this is unproven see remarks below.


Australian spotted catshark A. Gangetidus lower front teeth have long, hooked, protruding cusps with unserrated cutting edges along the entire cusp, but without spear-like tips and with low cusplets on feet of crowns. The presence of the bull shark one of the most dangerousliving species in the Hooghly and perhaps the Ganges along with readily available human prey and mammalian carrion suggests that with widespread confusion of this shark and C. Gangetixus, a second dorsal fin that is about half the height of first dorsal is distinct to this species.

Flatnose cat shark A. Australian weasel shark H.

ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. Order Echinorhiniformes Bramble sharks.

The presence of newborn individuals in the Hooghly River suggests that at least the young may be born in fresh water. However, shortly afterwards, this ban was amended to cover only 10 species of chondrichthyans. The mouth is long, broad, gylphis extends back and up towards the eyes. Order Lamniformes Mackerel sharks. As only a few specimens exist, naturally little material available is for genetic sampling.

A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus.

The need is urgent for a detailed survey of the shark fisheries of the Bay of Bengal. Leading shark expert Leonard Compagno emphasised the need to check the dentition and the dorsal blyphis proportions to confirm the specimen as G.


Sharks of the World L. A poorly known freshwater riverine and possibly inshore marine and estuarine shark. 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.

The life gangetivus sharks. Bombay Natural History Society.

Eucrossorhinus Tasselled wobbegong E. The Ganges shark is restricted to a very narrow band of habitat that is heavily affected by human activity.

Southern sleeper shark S. It is often confused with the more common bull ganfeticus Carcharhinus leucaswhich also inhabits the Ganges River and is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Ganges shark.

Marine Species Identification Portal : Ganges shark – Glyphis gangeticus

The litter size and gestation period are unknown. They have recently been reclassified as G. New Caledonia catshark A. International Union for Conservation of Nature.