Glyphis glyphis (Müller and Henle, 1839)

Speartooth shark



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




northern Australia & New Guinea


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










L. J. Compagno, W. T. White, P. R. Last, Glyphis garricki sp. nov., a new species of river shark (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) from northern Australia and Papua New Guinea, with a redescription of Glyphis glyphis (Müller & Henle, 1839), in Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, 2008), pp. 203–225.

C. Li, S. Corrigan, L. Yang, N. Straube, M. Harris, M. Hofreiter, W. T. White, G. J. Naylor,DNA capture reveals transoceanic gene flow in endangered river sharks. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.112,13302–13307 (2015).

Patterson, Toby A. et al. (2022). Rapid assessment of adult abundance and demographic connectivity from juvenile kin pairs in a critically endangered species. Science Advances 8(51): eadd167.

W. T. White, S. A. Appleyard, B. Sabub, P. M. Kyne, M. Harris, R. Lis, L. Baje, T. Usu, J. J. Smart, S. Corrigan,Rediscovery of the threatened river sharks, Glyphis garricki and G. glyphis, in Papua New Guinea. PLOS ONE10,e0140075 (2015).


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