Synopsis of Biological Data on the Tor Mahseer Tor Tor (Hamilton, 1822)
Food & Agriculture Org., 2003 - Fish trade - 36 pages
Among Indian mahseers, Tor mahseer Tor tor (Hamilton, 1822) is the most important food and game fish of India after Tor putitora (Hamilton, 1822). It constitutes an outstanding fishery in the Narmada River in central India. It has also settled in some Indian reservoirs which have been stocked with this fish. However, the building of dams across certain rivers has created reservoirs that have destroyed the natural breeding grounds of the fish and caused mortality on brood and juvenile fish indiscriminately. The mahseer fishery of India is further declining as a result of low recruitment of the fish. Stocking rivers and reservoirs with mahseer is therefore essential to restore the fishery. This synopsis is the compilation of biological data for Tor tor - Tor mahseer collected from different sources. The detailed biological information on Tor tor, including the feeding habits, breeding and growth patterns contained in this synopsis, will be very useful in planning the development of the mahseer fishery in India.
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48 km stretch adult fish age groups anal fin anglers Assam barbels barbels of lndia Barbus Tor Bombay nat carps cast caudal fin Chambal River chromatophores cold-water colour Cyprinus depth of body dorsal fin eggs Eye diameter feeding intensity females fertilization Figure filamentous algae fin fold fishes of lndia game fishes genus Tor gill nets growth hatching head length Himalayas Hist Hora Hoshangabad Hybridization Jhingran juveniles Karamchandani Kulkarni L.l. scales Lake Bhimtal landings of Tor larva length of fish length of head lips Lonavla macrophytes Madhya Pradesh Mahananda River Maharashtra mahseer fish mahseer fishery males mature molluscs monsoon mosal Narmada River observed Ogale ovaries parasites Pathani peak pectoral fin pelvic fin Peninsular lndia range rays rings Sagar Reservoir September snout stage stocks streams Table teeth Tor khudree tor mahseer Tor putitora Tor tor Tor tor Hamilton total length Uttar Pradesh water temperature yolk sac