Glyphis gangeticus

(Müller & Henle, 1839)

Ganges shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle, 1838)

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Carcharhinus gangeticus, Carcharhinus (Prionodon) gangeticus, Carcharias gangeticus, Carcharias murrayi, Carcharias siamensis, Carcharias (Prionodon) gangeticus, Carcharias (Prionodon) siamensis, Carcharinus gangeticus, Carcharinus (Prionodon) gangeticus, Eulamia gangetica, Galeolamna gangetica, Glyphis cf. gangeticus, Glyphis fowlerae, Glyphis siamensis, Platypodon gangeticus, Squalus (Carcharinus) gangeticus

Glyphis gangeticus
Lectotype: ZMB: 4474 Paralectotype: MNHN: 1144
Glyphis fowlerae
Holotype: IPMB: 38.14.02; Paratype: BMNH: 1997.10.14.1; CSIRO: H 5784-01; IPMB: 38.14.03; NMW: 61401; SMEC: 355; SMEC: 356; SMEC: 357; SMEC: 358; SMEC: 359; SMEC: 348; SMEC: 352; SMEC: 353; SMEC: 354;
Glyphis siamensis
Holotype: NMW: 61379;

Description :

Citation: Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle, 1839): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle, 1839), © Frank Velte, Museum Wien
Common names
spa Tiburón del Ganges, fra \(T\) Requin du Ganges, eng Ganges shark, eng Gangetic shark, eng Ground shark, eng Long-tailed shark

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

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Viviparous, placental [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
204 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. ))

demersal; amphidromous [17660]; freshwater; brackish; marine

shark-references Species-ID=2533;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Pandarus carcharhini Ho, 1963 [16599]