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

Jabado, R.W., Kyne, P.M., Nazareth, E., and Sutaria, D.N. (2018) A rare contemporary record of the Critically Endangered Ganges shark Glyphis gangeticus. Journal of Fish Biology, 92 (5). pp. 1663-1669.

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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. (c) 2018 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles

Item ID: 54415
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-8649
Keywords: conservation, enforcement, euryhaline, protected species, river shark, threatened species
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Funders: Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF)
Projects and Grants: SOSF Grant Number 282
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 07:34
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
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