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gangeticus, Carcharias (Prionodon) Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1839:39, [Pl. 13] [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] [Ganges River, 60 hours above the sea at Hoogly, India]. Correct is: Lower Sundarbans south of Kulna and relatively near the sea, in what is now Bangladesh. Lectotype: ZMB 4474 (dry). Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-1144 (1). Type catalog: Bertin 1939:71 [ref. 20739], Paepke & Schmidt 1988:166 [ref. 21041]. See Roberts 2007:261 [ref. 29790] for correction of type locality and other remarks. Roberts regards ZMB 4474 as the holotype [but as a syntype and misprinted 4471 in his Fig. 2]. •Valid as Carcharhinus gangeticus (Müller & Henle 1839) -- (Sheiko 1983:18 [ref. 37041] dated 1841). •Valid as Carcharias gangeticus Müller & Henle 1839 -- (Mishra et al. 1999:82 [ref. 25315]). •Valid as Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle 1839) -- (Compagno 1984:507 [ref. 6846], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:20 [ref. 20764], Compagno 1999:483 [ref. 25589], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S92 [ref. 27377], Compagno et al. 2005:41 [ref. 29145] with comments, Compagno et al. 2008:204 [ref. 29688], Roberts 2007:264 [ref. 29790], Roberts 2007:279 [ref. 29791], Compagno et al. 2010:30 [ref. 30848], Berra 2010:109 [ref. 31120], Naylor et al. 2012:29 [ref. 32267], Kottelat 2013:22 [ref. 32989], Psomadakis et al. 2015:84 [ref. 34104] as cf. gangeticus in Pakistan, Li et al. 2015:13304 [ref. 34446], Weigmann 2016:24 [ref. 34211], Shimada et al. 2016:237 [ref. 34719], Ali et al. 2018:302 [ref. 36183], Kumar et al. 2018:296 [ref. 36178], Eagderi et al. 2019:6 [ref. 37020], Haque & Das 2019:67 [ref. 37321], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 2 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:179 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Glyphis gangeticus (Müller & Henle 1839). Carcharhinidae. Distribution: Northern Indian Ocean: Pakistan and India east to Bangladesh and Myanmar. Records from Persian Gulf need confirmation. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.