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Glyphis gangeticus (Muller and Henle, 1839)
GANGES SHARK
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Glyphis gangeticus ( Müller & Henle , 1839 )

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)
Etymology: Glyphis: Tautonymous with Carcharias glyphis Müller & Henle 1839. ( See ETYFish ) ;   gangeticus: -icus (Gr.) belonging to: Ganges River, India, where Müller and Henle mistakenly thought it occurred. ( See ETYFish ) .
More on authors: Müller & Henle .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243 ). Tropical; 30°N - 8°N, 65°E - 143°E

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Indo-West Pacific: north Indian Ocean, Indus River outside Karachi, Pakistan to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Borneo.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 204 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Biology poorly known. But its minute eyes suggest that it may be adapted to turbid water with poor visibility, as in large tropical rivers and muddy estuaries. Newborn specimens are from 56 to 61 cm long. Viviparous (Ref. 50449 ). Its notoriety may have stemmed from its widespread confusion with C. leucas . 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.

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Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449 ). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205 ).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V. , 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Critically Endangered (CR)  (A2cd; C2a(i)); Date assessed: 22 January 2021

CITES

Appendix II: International trade monitored

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic





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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201 ): 24.6 - 28.1, mean 26.3 °C (based on 141 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00218 - 0.01003), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.2   ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Assuming Fec<10). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Very high vulnerability (90 of 100). Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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