Scientific name: Tor putitora.
Distribution: Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Mynmar.
Biology: Inhabit streams, riverine pools and lakes. Found in rapid streams with rocky bottom. Omnivorous, feeding on fish, zooplankton, dipteran larvae and plant matter. Juveniles subsist on plankton while fingerlings feed mainly on algae. Ascend streams to breed over gravel and stones and returns to perennial ponds after breeding. The most common Himalayan mahseer and a very attractive sport fish.