Species Details

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Tor tor

Tor Mahsheer Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tor tor
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Mahsheer
Habitat : Rivers,Lakes
Description : Tor mahseer is a stout bodied fish with 2 pairs of barbels.Lips are thick and fleshy.Body is greyish-green dorsally and pinkish sides with greenish-gold above and light olive-green below,silvery belly.Head is yellowish with a sky-blue operculum.Dorsal fin is reddish while others are orange in color.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Biswas,Benoy Krishna([email protected]),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.