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Ganges Shark

Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle 1839)

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Glyphis gangeticus (Ganges Shark) is a species of modern sharks in the family requiem sharks. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 204 cm. They rely on carcharhiniform to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/carcharhiniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, retaining eel-like body movements and exploiting interactions between the sidewash from an anterior median fin with the next posterior fin, increasing its effective angle of attack
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EOL has data for 16 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Ganges Shark. View this species on GBIF