Glyphis gangeticus, Ganges shark : fisheries

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Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Ganges shark
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes(Genere, Specie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchi (squali e razze) (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)
Etymology: Glyphis: Greek, glyphe = carving (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Müller & Henle.

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

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale; amfidromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N - 8°N, 65°E - 143°E

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Indo-West Pacific: Hooghly River, Ganges system, West Bengal, India, and likely from the vicinity of Karachi, Pakistan. Reported from Taiwan. (Ref. 5193)

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 204 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. )

Biologia     Glossario (es. 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.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaboratori

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. 124695)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (A2cde; C2b); Date assessed: 01 March 2007

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic





Human uses

Pesca: pesca di sussistenza
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 28.1, mean 26.3 °C (based on 141 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Molto basso, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione più di 14 anni (Assuming Fec<10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.