Schizothorax progastus (McClelland, 1839)
Dinnawah snowtrout
photo by Jha, B.R.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: India and Nepal (Ref. 41236) and Bhutan (Ref. 40882).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in hill-streams, in deep run backwaters. Mainly carnivorous. Breeds in the upper reaches of river and travels down after breeding. Known as a delicious table fish in Nepal (Ref. 40948).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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