The number one most endangered shark is the Ganges shark. This shark is found in the Ganges river in India. It is often confused with a bull shark. But unlike bull sharks, the Ganges shark is a true river shark and does not need salt water to survive. This species is a stocky shark with a snout that is broadly rounded and much shorter than the width of its mouth. Its maximum size is only about 6.7 feet.
This species is endangered not only from bycatch, but is also hunted for it’s fin and jaws. The Ganges area is heavily fished and that is a factor in this species endangerment. But also the wide spread trading of shark jaws and fins has a heavy affect on the dwindling amount of this species.