- Irrawaddy river shark
name = Irrawaddy river shark
phylum = Chordata
genus = "
species = "G. siamensis"
binomial = "Glyphis siamensis"
binomial_authority = (Steindachner, 1896)The Irrawaddy river shark, "Glyphis siamensis", is a
sharkof the family Carcharhinidae, found in the tropicalwaters of the eastern Indian Oceanoff the coast of Burma.
The only known specimen is from the
Ayeyarwady River, near Yangon(Rangoon). Until very recently, this species was regarded as an aberrant specimen and possible synonym of (the same species as) the bull shark, but shark systematist Leonard Compagnonow considers it to be a member of the genus Glyphis, distinct from the other known species.
viviparousbut its biology is poorly known.
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