A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus

R. W. Jabado, P. M. Kyne, E. Nazareth, D. N. Sutaria

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    Abstract

    The first record of the Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus from anywhere in its range in over a decade is reported from the Arabian Sea. One female specimen was recorded at Sassoon Docks in Mumbai, India in February 2016, measuring 266cm total length. In light of the Critically Endangered status of this species and its rarity, urgent management actions are needed to determine population size and trends in abundance in combination with fisher education and awareness campaigns.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1663-1669
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Fish Biology
    Volume92
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2018

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