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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Leading shark expert Leonard Compagno emphasised the need to glyphks the dentition and the dorsal fin proportions to confirm the specimen as G. River sharks are thought to be particularly vulnerable to habitat changes. Order Orectolobiformes Carpet sharks.

Order Carcharhiniformes Ground sharks. Sharpnose sevengill shark H. Thought to be consumed locally for its meat, the Ganges shark is caught by gillnetand its oil, along with that of the South Asian gajgeticus dolphinis highly sought after as a fish attractant. However, the Ganges shark may eventually have to pass on much or all of its notoriety to the more prosaic but perhaps more dangerous and formidable bull shark.

Smalleye pygmy shark S. The life of sharks. Cetorhinus Basking shark C.

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

Floral banded wobbegong O. Glyphis species, like other sharks, exhibit a very slow rate of genetic change. Howard International Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.

C Dwarf sawshark Pristiophorus sp. Ganges shark Conservation status. You can continue searching for Glyphis gangeticus on one of these Web sites: The Ganges shark is widely feared as a ferocious man-eater, [25] but most of the attacks attributed to it are probably the result of confusion with the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas.


The status of a Borneo specimen from Sampit remains unclear. Borneo river shark G. Probably fished in the Ganges-Hooghly system, but details unknown.

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.

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Megachasma Megamouth shark M. During a trip to India in the writer discovered an additional glyphks of G. Although Garrick had not examined specimens of leucas from the Indian subcontinent, the writer found leucas material from Cochin and Bombay as well as the Hooghly specimen. Academica Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Large family listed below. Glyphis gangeticus bio-material GN, [20] reported in a paper on DNA sequencing in shark and ray species.

Glyphis gangeticus

Entered by Carpenter, Kent E. Some researchers consider G. Their feeding habits are mostly unknown. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Views Read Edit View history. However, with the glyhpis survey of carcharhinids begun in the early s, most of the marine and freshwater records of the Ganges shark could not be substantiated and many were found to be based on Carcharhinus leucasC. The anal fin is slightly smaller than the second dorsal fin and the pectoral fins are broad.


Euprotomicroides Taillight shark E. The hideous gangdticus of the true Ganges shark grew on the assumption that there was only one species of shark gangteicus fresh water in the Hooghly-Ganges system, which was responsible for the numerous attacks on people reported by Day and other writers. Japanese velvet dogfish Z.

Glyphis gangeticus, Ganges shark : fisheries

Glyhis was collected in the 19th century and described as Carcharias siamensis by Austrian ichthyologist Franz Steindachnerin Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien volume 11, Barcode of Life Data Systems. A guide to the kinds of potentially dangerous sharks. The second dorsal fin is relatively large, but much smaller than the first about half the height.

Short-tail nurse shark P. Sharks of the east coast of southern Africa. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Bluntnose sixgill shark H. Sign our Guest Book. The mouth is long, broad, and extends back and up gageticus the eyes. Broadnose sevengill shark N.

Sharks of the World. The litter size and gestation period are unknown. Since little is known about the behaviour of genuine freshwater river sharks, and since G. The fresh-water shark of Jamoer Lake. High to very high vulnerability 67 of