Jungle Sutra’s blog offers another in its series on “The Remarkable Yet Unknown Species of India” — this time on a shark (Glyphis gangeticus) that swims the Ganges River. Definitely not among the animals that one expects to come across in India.
Quotable quote: “Of the 440 species of sharks known to man there are only six species that are known as “river sharks” or are of the Glyphis genus. India, with its ever surprising bio-diversity, is home of an endemic river shark known as the Ganges Shark . . . It is amongst the 20 most threatened shark species and is listed as a Critically Endangered species in the IUCN Red List.”
Learn more about the Ganges Shark HERETags: IUCN Red List, Jungle Sutra, River Shark