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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Flatnose cat shark A. Ichythological Society of Taiwan. However, the holotype was apparently lost or misplaced in the British Museum of Natural History.

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

Bluntnose sixgill shark H. Eusphyra Winghead shark E.

The genus is currently considered to contain three recent species; genetic evidence has shown that both the Borneo river shark G. River sharks are thought to be particularly vulnerable to habitat changes.

In Sharks and survival, edited by P. A specimen photographed in by natural 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.

You can sponsor this page. Carcharias Grey nurse shark C. Aculeola Hooktooth dogfish A.

Sharks of the World L. Native range All suitable habitat Year First few anterior teeth in lower jaw with cutting edges along entire cuspgiving the cusps a clawlike shape, and low cusplets ; second dorsal lower, about half the height of first dorsal. 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.


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Ganges shark – Wikipedia

The Borneo river shark is known only from the Kinabatangan River in Borneo. Part 2 – Carcharhiniformes.

Family Carcharhinidae Requiem sharks. It has internal nictitating eyelids. A widespread, albeit widely dispersed, artisanal fishery exists for both local consumption and international trade.

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Originally, the species was assigned a wide range in the Indo-West Pacific, but this was found to be glyphls based on other species of requiem sharks, particularly members of the genus Carcharhinus. The status of a Borneo specimen from Sampit remains unclear. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: Sharpnose sevengill shark H.

Megachasma Megamouth shark M.

Some researchers consider G. Order Lamniformes Mackerel sharks. The lower front teeth have long, hooked, protruding cusps blyphis unserrated cutting edges along the entire cusp, but without spear-like tips and with low cusplets on feet of crowns. Inthe Indian government banned the landing of all species of chondrichthyan fish in its ports. Retrieved 12 January The fresh-water shark of Jamoer Lake.

Entered by Carpenter, Kent E. Its eyes are minute, suggesting that it may be adapted to turbid water with poor gangetiicus, such as occurs in the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal.

Order Orectolobiformes Carpet sharks. Ginglymostoma Nurse shark G. Ganges shark Conservation status. Formerly the Borneo river shark Glyphis fowlerae and the Irrawaddy river shark Glyphis siamensis were considered to represent two other species in the genus Glyphus. Chiloscyllium Arabian carpetshark C. The presence of newborn individuals in the Hooghly River suggests that at least the young may be born in fresh water.


Marine Species Identification Portal : Ganges shark – Glyphis gangeticus

Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: But this species is potentially dangerous as well because of its size and large teeth, though its reputation as a man-eater is still unproven. The second dorsal fin is relatively large, but much smaller than the first about half the height. The Ganges shark has a horrific reputation as a maneater in the GangesHooghly system, but this is unproven see remarks below. Newborn specimens are from 56 to 61 cm long.

Order Squatiniformes Angel sharks. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. This makes them even more vulnerable to becoming extinct, as they are unable to adapt to the rapid and extreme changes caused by humans to their environment.

Gland, Switzerland, and Cambridge, UK.: Part 2 – Carcharhiniformes”. Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests. Cetorhinus Basking shark C. The Ganges shark is potentially dangerous because of its size and large teethbut at present its relation to humans is a mystery, along with almost all other aspects of its biology.

Sharks of the World. An extensive year search produced only a few specimens, caught in in the Ganges River.

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