Scientific name: Schizothorax richardsonii (Gray, 1832).
Maximum length : 30".
Environment: Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous.
Distribution: Asia: Himalayan region of India, Sikkim and Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Biology: Adults inhabit mountain streams and rivers, preferring to live among rocks. Are herbivores feeding mainly on algae, aquatic plants and detritus. Mature individuals breed during April and May.
Sport: Snow Trout, known by the local Himalayan people as Asla or Eunya, are a challenging species to pursue. Known to be selective in their feeding and spooky in their nature, hooking up a “snowie” is a worthwhile challenge for anglers of all experience levels. Although a carp subspecies, snow trout present a trout-like body with a bonefish-like mouth with accompanying barbels used to search the river bottom for food sources.