Freshwater shark

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True freshwater sharks are sharks able to live in freshwater lakes and rivers, including:

  • the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, which swims up tropical rivers around the world
  • the river sharks, Glyphis, found in fresh and brackish water in Asia and Australia

A number of freshwater cyprinids (which are bony fish and thus quite unrelated to sharks) are also commonly called "freshwater sharks", "sharkminnows" or simply "sharks", particularly in the aquarium fish trade: