Trivia / Puducherry

According to the IUCN, ________ is a critically endangered species that might have even gone extinct.

  1. Pondicherry Shark
  2. Pondicherry Rose
  3. Pondicherry Peacock

Pondicherry Shark

According to the IUCN, the Pondicherry Shark (scientifically known as Carcharhinus hemiodon) is a critically endangered which is at the verge of extinction due to rampant fishing. It is a small and stocky grey shark which grows up to 1 meter in length. Fewer than 20 specimens are available for study and it is believed to have become extinct in most parts of its habitat.

This shark is also listed amongst the 25 most wanted species in the "Search for Lost Species" initiative by the Global Wildlife Conservation.