Tor putitora, Hamilton 1822
Golden or Himalayan Mahseer is an endangered species of Cyprinid family that is found in rapid streams, riverine pools and lakes in the Himalayan regions and south Asia, ranging from Iran south to Sri Lanka, southeast to Thiland. It's a popular gamefish, the largest species can reach 2.75m (9ft) in length and can weigh upto 54kg (119lb).
Snow-fed rivers in mountainous regions.
It's threatened by habitat loss, habitat degradation, pollution and overfishing. This one 4.00kg, and another 17.00 kg and smaller ones were caught during our angling expedition (along Subansiri River in Arunachal Pradesh) at the confluence of rivers Subansiri and Tai. We practice strict 'Catch & Release.'