Golden Mahseer

  • Golden mahseer is known as the tiger of Indian rivers.
  • It has been declared endangered by the Washington-based International Union of Conservation of Natural Resources.
  • The mahseer, the longest-living freshwater fish, is native to mountain and sub-mountain regions. It belongs to the genus Tor.
  • The Pong Dam reservoir, around 250km from state capital Shimla and 190km from Chandigarh, supports an ample population of the golden mahseer

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