The Ganges shark is a rare species of requiem shark found in rivers of north-eastern and eastern India. It is typical example of ‘River shark’. Ganges shark is a mysterious aquatic fauna because not much is known biologically about it. It is often confused with the Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) which also inhabits the Ganges River and thus sometimes referred to as the Ganges shark. The scientific name of Ganges shark is Glyphis gangeticus and it belongs to the Carcharhinidae family in the order Carcharhiniformes. In Bengali it is known as Baagh maach meaning tiger fish.

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