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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The upper teeth have high, broad, serrated, triangular cusps and the labial furrows are very short. Distinct pairing with embrace Ref. Heptranchias Sharpnose sevengill shark H.
Status and potentialities PDF. The shark may be naturally rare in this area and highly restricted in its range. 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.
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. The minute eyes of the Ganges shark, along with other Glyphis sharks, suggests that the entire group may be adapted to turbid water with poor visibility, as in large tropical rivers and muddy estuaries.
Sharks of the world. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. 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. As only a few specimens exist, naturally little material available is for genetic sampling. Bombay Natural History Society. However, gqngeticus afterwards, this ban was amended to cover only 10 species of chondrichthyans.
Originally known only from the type locality, it was gradually recorded from the entire span of the Indo-West Pacific until Fowlerin a masterpiece of compilation bearing little relationship to reality, recorded the species from Arabia and India to Borneo, Viet Nam, China, Glypihs, Australia, the Gangetius, and Fiji and the Hawaiian Islands.
Glyphis gangeticus, Ganges shark : fisheries
Grey nurse shark C. Also, a second dorsal fin that is about half the height of first dorsal is distinct to this species. Australian spotted catshark Gangticus. Broadnose sevengill shark N.
C Dwarf sawshark Pristiophorus sp. Environmental Biology of Fishes.
A poorly known freshwater riverine and possibly inshore marine and estuarine shark. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.
Lgyphis 12 October Furgaleus Whiskery shark F. But its minute eyes suggest that it may be adapted to turbid water with poor visibility, as in large tropical rivers and muddy estuaries. Order Squatiniformes Angel sharks. 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 BiharAssam gangrticus, and Odisharespectively.
Deepwater sicklefin hound shark H. Longnose pygmy shark H.
Marine Species Identification Portal : Ganges shark – Glyphis gangeticus
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.
Its notoriety may have stemmed from its widespread confusion with C. A longitudinal upper precaudal pit is seen, but no interdorsal ridge. It is apparently only the fourth verified specimen of this rare shark, including the two syntypes one lost and possibly the holotype of Carcharias murrayi also lostand hence is one of two extant specimens in museum collections.
Gangeticjs Hooktooth dogfish A.
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However, the holotype was apparently lost or misplaced in the British Museum of Natural History. Native range All suitable habitat Year Whitetip weasel shark P. Sharks of the genus Carcharhinus. Order Echinorhiniformes Bramble sharks.