Golden Mahseer - Himalayan Mahseer

Barbus tor putitora
Indian Game Fishes / Golden Mahseer - Himalayan Mahseer
Family: Cyprinidae
ICUN red list status: Endangered (EN)
Habitat: Fresh Water


Photo Courtesy : Nix Dixit

Photo Courtesy : Prashant Verma


This fish is long and streamlined and found in both snow-fed and spring-fed rivers and dams of Nothern India. Known to grow to over 50 Kg's. Found in a variety of colours but commonly with two tone scales- gold and olive on the back, orange and silver on the belly. Its anal and tail fins are also yellow in colour but show many colour variations. There is a dark band along the lateral line.

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