Copper Mahseer

Barbus tor Mosal
Indian Game Fishes / Copper Mahseer
Family: Cyprinidae
ICUN red list status: Endangered (EN)
Habitat: Fresh Water

An extremely rare fish which looks similar to the redfin mahseer but with a slightly larger head. Body colour is like polished copper- reddish pink with an olive green head. Fins show colour variations between red and orange. Once found in sub-Himalayan region, this fish shared the same biodiversity of redfin and yellowfin, now restricted to wild, undammed sections of rivers originating in the Himalayas. Grows to 30kg.

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