Girish Mahajan

Schizopyge niger

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Cyprinidae
Scientific name  Schizopyge niger
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Cypriniformes
Genus  Schizopyge
Rank  Species
Similar  Sattar snowtrout, Schizothorax richardsonii, Schizothorax progastus, Greenstripe barb, Onespot barb

Schizopyge niger (Chush snowtrout or Alghad snowtrout) is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Schizopyge.

Biology

Native to India and Pakistan. Found in lakes and adjoining channels. Feeds on detritus and breeds in cold and clear pockets of lakes, particularly on the roots of willow trees.

References

Schizopyge niger Wikipedia


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